French white wine values tasted in 2016

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 sparkling wines and 6 Muscadets.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2016 (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

2015 - 6 € - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe

2015 - 7.3 € - little aromas - onctuous, large, fresh

white Muscadet - Jo Landron - Domaine de la Louvetrie - Clos de la Carizière

2014 - 7.5 € - much ripeness and iodine - lichee - lichee, grapefruit, very pure but less intense than Briords, full, salt, no stiffness, fresh

savoie wine labelwhite Savoie - Domaine Giachino - Monfarina

2014 - 7.7 € -

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine wine labelwhite Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Vincent Caillé - Domaine Le Fay d’Homme - Fief des Coteaux (gabbro)

2014 - 7.9 € - lichee - lichee, grapefruit, almond, less intense than Pépière but denser, fresh - long, almond

white Muscadet - Jo Landron - Domaine de la Louvetrie - Amphibolite (nature)

2015 - 9 € -

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

2015 - 9 € - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh / Beware to only buy magnums : 25% of the 75cl bottles are corked.

Vouvray wine labelwhite Vouvray - François Pinon - Sec

2014 - 9 € -

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

2014 - 9.2 € - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

white Alsace - Vincent Stoeffler - Senteurs fruitées [Muscat dominant] - Nature [pas de SO2]

2014 - 9.2 € -

white Apremont - Domaine Giachino - Primitif

2015 - 9.3 € -

white Alsace - Vincent Stoeffler - Nature [pas de SO2] - Riesling

2012 - 9.6 € -

white Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - Y

2015 - 10 € -

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Magnum millésimé Brut

2005 - 10 € -

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

2014 - 10 € -

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château-Thébaud

2012 - 12 € -

white Crémant d'Alsace - Domaine Rietsch - Extra Brut Nature

2013 - 13 € -

white Crémant d'alsace - Stéphane Bannwarth - Les vins Pirouettes (par Binner & Compagnie) - Zéro dosage

2013 - 15 € -

white Bourgogne blanc - [Alice et Olivier de Moor, négoce] - Le vendangeur masqué

2014 - 18 € - very pure, honeysuckle, pink grapefruit then nougat - wide, dry, fresh

white Chablis - Alice et Olivier De Moor - Bel Air et Clardy

2014 - 21 € - pink grapefruit - velvety, radiant, pink grapefruit, peach, red currant, silky, fresh

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Labet - Les Champs Rouges - Chardonnay 'nature'

2014 - 23 € - intense, yellow fruit, passion fruit, toffee - onctuous but very precise, passion fruit, toffee, red currant, fresh

 

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