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. 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 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

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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