Natural wines to buy in Virginia

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in Virginia. 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 2017

red Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - USD 12 - pure - barrel, firm

Daleville, PO Box 93, Virginia: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

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

2016 - USD 12 - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

Daleville, PO Box 93, Virginia: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

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

2016 - USD 14 - grapefruit, peach - neither onctuous no stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

Daleville, PO Box 93, Virginia: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

 

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 9.7 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

Daleville, PO Box 93, Virginia: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

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

2015 - USD 10 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

Daleville, PO Box 93, Virginia: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

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

2015 - USD 14 - 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.

Daleville, PO Box 93, Virginia: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

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

2012 - USD 18 -

Daleville, PO Box 93, Virginia: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

 

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 8.6 - served a bit cool - green pepper - green pepper

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

Shipping from Culpeper, Virginia, VA 22701: The Frenchman's Cellar

Delivery from Lexington, Virginia, VA 24450: Washington Street Purveyors

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

2014 - USD 9.7 - serve a bit cool - blackcurrant - blackcurrant, lean but not stiff, firm

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

Shipping from Culpeper, Virginia, VA 22701: The Frenchman's Cellar

Delivery from Lexington, Virginia, VA 24450: Washington Street Purveyors

cheverny wine labelred Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - Le litre

2014 - USD 12 - red fruit - red fruit, light, firm

Virginia distributor: Williams Corner

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

2014 - USD 10 - 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 Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

Shipping from Culpeper, Virginia, VA 22701: The Frenchman's Cellar

Delivery from Lexington, Virginia, VA 24450: Washington Street Purveyors

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

2014 - USD 14 - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

Shipping from Culpeper, Virginia, VA 22701: The Frenchman's Cellar

Delivery from Lexington, Virginia, VA 24450: Washington Street Purveyors

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

2013 - USD 14 - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

Virginia distributor: Williams Corner

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

2012 - USD 16 - velvety, peach, fresh

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

Shipping from Culpeper, Virginia, VA 22701: The Frenchman's Cellar

Delivery from Lexington, Virginia, VA 24450: Washington Street Purveyors

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

2009 - USD 18 - pure - a shy nose - velvety, linden, nougat, fresh

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

Shipping from Culpeper, Virginia, VA 22701: The Frenchman's Cellar

Delivery from Lexington, Virginia, VA 24450: Washington Street Purveyors

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Les Déronnières

2014 - USD 28 - white fruit, lemon - white fruit, lemon, crisp

A shop in Bristol, Virginia, VA 24201: Inari Wines

A store in Charlottesville, Virginia, VA 22901: Wine Warehouse

Shipping from Culpeper, Virginia, VA 22701: The Frenchman's Cellar

Delivery from Lexington, Virginia, VA 24450: Washington Street Purveyors

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company

 

You may also read reviews on recommended wines available in Maryland, or you may request another location at the bottom of this page.

 

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