French white wine values tasted in 2012

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 Jacqueres. You’ll learn the availability of wines if you enter a location name in the search box at the top of the page.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2012 (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
 

white Gros plant - Frédéric Lailler - Domaine Michel Brégeon - [vendangé à la main]

2010 - 4.1 € - wait until November 2012 - little aroma - vivid

Muscadet-de-sèvre-et-maine-sur-lie wine labelwhite Muscadet de sèvre et maine sur lie - Frédéric Lailler - Domaine Michel Brégeon

2011 - 5 € - classic, wait until December 2012

white Apremont - Domaine Giachino

2011 - 6.6 € - intense - glycerin, grapefruit, biscuit, lime, vivid

white Apremont - Domaine Giachino - Primitif

Non vintage - 6.6 € - lime zest - not onctuous, intense, ping grapefruit, lime, batonnage aromas, a little stiff : alcohol and vivacity

savoie wine labelwhite Savoie - Domaine Giachino - Monfarina - Jacquère

2011 - 7.3 € - very pure, citrus zest - juicy, fresh, easy drinking

Côtes-de-provence wine labelwhite Côtes de provence - Domaine Turenne - Antoine

2011 - 7.8 € -

Vouvray wine labelwhite Vouvray - François Pinon - Brut

NV - 7.5 € - pure - tiny beads, no stiffness, fresh

alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Audrey et Christian Binner - Les Saveurs

2011 - 8.2 € - aromatic - loads of aromas, unfocused, fresh

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Brut Non Dosé

NV - 9 € - toasted bread - tiny beads, toasted bread, no stiffness, fresh

white Alsace - Les Binner (négoce) - Muscat

2010 - 14 € - vividly aromatic - moscato - moscato, a note of nougat (but less than 9 g/l residual sugar), grapefruit, fresh

white Alsace - Les Binner (négoce) - Riesling

2010 - 14 € - pure - light but very intense, white fruit, nougat (but dry), fresh

 

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