Natural wines to buy in the South

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in the South. A retailer that is not listed here can sell the wine ; he/she only has to contact the distributor or the importer. You could ask for wine shipment to and delivery in the the South area.

 

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

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

Georgia distributor, 2870 N. Berkeley Lake Rd, Ste 8, Duluth: Avant Partir

South Carolina distributor, 44 Line Street, Stes 556-558, Charleston: Avant Partir

Houston, 2202 Edwards Street, Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

Louisiana distributor: 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

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

Georgia distributor, 2870 N. Berkeley Lake Rd, Ste 8, Duluth: Avant Partir

South Carolina distributor, 44 Line Street, Stes 556-558, Charleston: Avant Partir

Houston, 2202 Edwards Street, Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

Louisiana distributor: 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

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

Georgia distributor, 2870 N. Berkeley Lake Rd, Ste 8, Duluth: Avant Partir

South Carolina distributor, 44 Line Street, Stes 556-558, Charleston: Avant Partir

Houston, 2202 Edwards Street, Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

Louisiana distributor: white Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2016 - USD 19 -

Louisiana distributor: white Alsace muscat - Audrey et Christian Binner - Hinterburg - [sans sulfite ajouté]

2013 - USD 25 - very intense, Muscat - wide, fresh almond, intense and minerally, fresh

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner

 

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

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

Georgia distributor, 2870 N. Berkeley Lake Rd, Ste 8, Duluth: Avant Partir

South Carolina distributor, 44 Line Street, Stes 556-558, Charleston: Avant Partir

Houston, 2202 Edwards Street, Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

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

2015 - USD 9.2 - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner

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

2015 - USD 13 - 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

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner

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

2014 - USD 15 - reminds of a Châteauneuf du Pape - abundant, punchy, for the BBQ, balanced

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner

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

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

Georgia distributor, 2870 N. Berkeley Lake Rd, Ste 8, Duluth: Avant Partir

South Carolina distributor, 44 Line Street, Stes 556-558, Charleston: Avant Partir

Houston, 2202 Edwards Street, Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

Louisiana distributor: white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe

2015 - USD 12 - little aromas - onctuous, large, fresh

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner

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.

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

Georgia distributor, 2870 N. Berkeley Lake Rd, Ste 8, Duluth: Avant Partir

South Carolina distributor, 44 Line Street, Stes 556-558, Charleston: Avant Partir

Houston, 2202 Edwards Street, Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

Louisiana distributor: Vouvray wine labelwhite Vouvray - François Pinon - Sec

2014 - USD 14 -

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

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

2014 - USD 14 - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

Louisiana distributor: white Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2015 - USD 15 -

Louisiana distributor: white Vouvray - François Pinon - Magnum millésimé Brut

2005 - USD 15 -

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

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

2012 - USD 18 -

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

Georgia distributor, 2870 N. Berkeley Lake Rd, Ste 8, Duluth: Avant Partir

South Carolina distributor, 44 Line Street, Stes 556-558, Charleston: Avant Partir

Houston, 2202 Edwards Street, Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

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

2013 - USD 22 -

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner

 

If the results above are too vague or the wine shops too distant from your area, then you may wish to explore a location more specific than the South. The following places show recommended wines: Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, or you may type a ZIP code in the box below.

 

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