French white wine values tasted in 2015

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 2 Muscadet-de-sèvre-et-maine. 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 2015 (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 Muscadet de sèvre et maine sur lie - Frédéric Lailler - Domaine Michel Brégeon - L'Original

2014 - 5 € - classic

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

2014 - 6 € - a good party wine, even better than the 2013 vintage - modest on the nose, with stones and flowers - intense but lean, tense but not stiff

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

2014 - 9 € - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh

vin-de-pays wine labelwhite Vin de pays - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - Sauvignon

2013 - 9.2 € - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

white Vin de France - Grégory Guillaume - Lucky - Grenache blanc

2014 - 10 € -

white Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - Clisson

2012 - 10 € - velvety, peach, fresh

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - Cuvée 3

2009 - 12 € - pure - a shy nose - velvety, linden, nougat, fresh

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Labet - Bajocien [sol calcaire rouge, tendre] - Chardonnay

2013 - 18 € -

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Les Déronnières

2014 - 20 € - white fruit, lemon - white fruit, lemon, crisp

 

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