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Vibrant white wines tasted in 2019

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 2019 (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 Sèvre et Maine wine labelwhite Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2018 - USD 16 - joyful - almond, lichee - almond, lichee, a very light body, fresh

white Vin de france [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Q blanc - Ugni blanc

2018 - USD 18 - a great aromatic intensity - nougat - smooth, nougat, white fruit, powerful but hollow, fresh

white Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Blanc (1 litre)

2018 - USD 18 - nice - vibrant, a little stiff, vivid

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

2017 - USD 19 - a huge aromatic intensity - nougat, yeast, bitter - nougat, yeast, broad then hollow, beading, bitter, fresh

white IGP Gard - Un coin sur terre - Esperanza Blanc

2018 - USD 19 -

alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2016 - USD 19 - intense, pink grapefruit - aromatic, pink grapefruit, a little steep, fresh

white Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2017 - USD 22 - white fruit - little smoothness, white fruit then bitter, thin but fresh

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

2018 - USD 21 -

white Mousseux de qualité [sparkling, Alsace] - Mireille et Patrick Meyer - Domaine Julien Meyer - Bulles d'Emma

NV - USD 22 - high purity - toasted brioche - velvety, toasted brioche, fine bubbles, little sugar, fresh

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Buronfosse - Marcus & Co [marnes ocres et calcaires] - Chardonnay

2018 - USD 24 - great aromatic intensity - toffee, honeysuckle - smooth, toffee, grapefruit, full, fresh

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

2017 - USD 24 -

Crémant d'Alsace [sparkling] wine labelwhite Crémant d'Alsace [sparkling] - Domaine Rietsch - Extra Brut Nature

15+16 - USD 26 - yeast - baked apple, brioche, fresh

white Alsace riesling - Mireille et Patrick Meyer - Domaine Julien Meyer - Grittermatte - Nature [sans soufre]

2016 - USD 28 - opened in carafe (not decanted), pure - grapefruit, nougat, volatile acidity - grapefruit, nougat, volatile acidity, fresh - nougat

white Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - pur - Pinot Blanc

2017 - USD 31 - the aromatics are enormously intense - grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat - not onctuous, airy, grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat, gaz beads, fresh

Wein-aus-Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] wine labelwhite Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - Holy Chapel - Pinot Blanc

2016 - USD 32 - very pure and intense - zest, lemon pie, bitter - velvety, nougat, lemon pie, bitter, fresh

white Crémant - Domaine Buronfosse - Brut - Chardonnay & savagnin

2016 - USD 37 - lots of pressure - toast, honeysuckle, grapefruit - fine bubbles, honeysuckle, grapefruit, dry and fresh

 

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