Natural wines to buy in NC and North Carolina

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in NC and North Carolina. A retailer that is not listed here can sell the wine ; he/she only has to contact the distributor or the importer.

 

French wine values tasted in 2016

pays wine labelred Pays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2015 - USD 11 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

1309 Copeland Oaks Drive, Morrisville, North Carolina: Proof Wine And Spirits

Vin-de-table-français wine labelred Vin de table français - Domaine Rimbert - Cousin Oscar - (cinsault)

2015 - USD 10. - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

vin-de-pays wine labelred Vin de pays - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Bu End - (nature)

2015 - USD 14 - an easy natural wine, very aromatic - blackcurrant, red currant - blackcurrant, red currant, a hint of volatile acidity, more aromatic intensity and less body than other bottlings from the same domain, balanced

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

red Vin de table - Domaine Rimbert - Grenachator - [grenache]

2014 - USD 16 - reminds of a Châteauneuf du Pape - abundant, punchy, for the BBQ, balanced

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

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

2015 - USD 11 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

1309 Copeland Oaks Drive, Morrisville, North Carolina: Proof Wine And Spirits

white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe

2015 - USD 13 - little aromas - onctuous, large, fresh

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

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

2015 - USD 15 - 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.

1309 Copeland Oaks Drive, Morrisville, North Carolina: Proof Wine And Spirits

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

2012 - USD 19 -

1309 Copeland Oaks Drive, Morrisville, North Carolina: Proof Wine And Spirits

 

French wine values tasted in 2015

Vin-de-pays-du-Jardin-de-la-France wine labelred Vin de pays du Jardin de la France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Cabernet franc

2013 - USD 9.3 - served a bit cool - green pepper - green pepper

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine

A shop in downtown Durham, North Carolina, 339 West Main Street, NC 27701: Cave Taureau, tel: +1 919-908-9877

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27514: 3Cups

red Pays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2014 - USD 11 - serve a bit cool - blackcurrant - blackcurrant, lean but not stiff, firm

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine

A shop in downtown Durham, North Carolina, 339 West Main Street, NC 27701: Cave Taureau, tel: +1 919-908-9877

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27514: 3Cups

white Muscadet de sèvre et maine sur lie - Frédéric Lailler - Domaine Michel Brégeon - L'Original

2014 - USD 10. - classic

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27514: 3Cups

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

2014 - USD 11 - 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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine

A shop in downtown Durham, North Carolina, 339 West Main Street, NC 27701: Cave Taureau, tel: +1 919-908-9877

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27514: 3Cups

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

2014 - USD 15 - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine

A shop in downtown Durham, North Carolina, 339 West Main Street, NC 27701: Cave Taureau, tel: +1 919-908-9877

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27514: 3Cups

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

2012 - USD 17 - velvety, peach, fresh

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine

A shop in downtown Durham, North Carolina, 339 West Main Street, NC 27701: Cave Taureau, tel: +1 919-908-9877

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27514: 3Cups

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

2009 - USD 19 - pure - a shy nose - velvety, linden, nougat, fresh

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine

A shop in downtown Durham, North Carolina, 339 West Main Street, NC 27701: Cave Taureau, tel: +1 919-908-9877

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27514: 3Cups

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Les Déronnières

2014 - USD 30 - white fruit, lemon - white fruit, lemon, crisp

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27514: 3Cups

A store in Youngsville, North Carolina, NC 27596: Tar Heel Wine Traders

 

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