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Vibrant white wines tasted in 2018

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. This page skips the tasting notes of the wines that are not imported into the USA. The complete page of French wine values can be found here.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2018 (between April and December). The tasting notes are listed by increasing prices, with the following format:

Appellation - producer - plot or brand - variety
Vintage - approximate price - general impression - on nose - on palate - after swallowing
 

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2017 - USD 16 - twinkling, almond, lichee - twinkling, almond, lichee, intensity in a very light body, aerial, fresh

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y'a plus qu'à - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2016 - USD 18 -

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords Vieilles vignes

2017 - USD 18 - lime - lime, fresh

white Anjou - Le Pas Saint-Martin - Le Vent dans les saules - Chenin

2017 - USD 19 -

white Alsace - Vincent Stoeffler - (Tradition) Nature [no sulfites] - Riesling

2016 - USD 19 - intense - very aromatic, harmonious, not wholly pure, fresh

white Vin de France - Olivier Lemasson - Les Vins contés - Bois sans soif - [50% chenin 50% menu pineau]

2016 - USD 20 - gingerbread, grapefruit - no onctuosity but wideness, linden, lime, juicy, fresh

white Vin de France [Minervois] - Domaine Benjamin Taillandier - Blanc

2016 - USD 20 -

white Arbois - Jérôme Arnoux - Initial

2015 - USD 21 -

white Muscadet - Frédéric Niger Van Herck - Domaine de l'Ecu - Orthogneiss

2015 - USD 21 - really pure - lichee, white fruit, almond - intense, lichee, almond, peach, light, no stiffness, fresh - hazelnut

white Alsace - Domaine Lindenlaub - Je suis au Jardin - Muscat

2016 - USD 22 -

Cheverny [Loire] wine labelwhite Cheverny [Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - [70% sauvignon blanc, 30% chardonnay]

2017 - USD 24 - very aromatically intense, very pure - passion fruit, nougat, peach, apricot - passion fruit, peach, apricot, no stiffness, fresh

 

When choosing wines, remember to buy according to your needs.

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