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 14 - pure - barrel, firm

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd

Distributor for Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

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

2016 - USD 15 - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd

Distributor for Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

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

2016 - USD 17 - grapefruit, peach - neither oily nor stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd

Distributor for Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

white Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2016 - USD 23 -

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

2013 - USD 30 - 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 12 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd

Distributor for Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

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

2015 - USD 11 - 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 15 - 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 18 - 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 13 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd

Distributor for Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe

2015 - USD 14 - little aromas - oily, 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 17 - 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.

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd

Distributor for Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

Vouvray wine labelwhite Vouvray - François Pinon - Sec

2014 - USD 17 -

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

Distributor for Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

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

2014 - USD 17 - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

Distributor for Louisiana: white Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2015 - USD 18 -

Distributor for Louisiana: white Vouvray - François Pinon - Magnum millésimé Brut

2005 - USD 18 -

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

Distributor for Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

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

2012 - USD 21 -

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd

Distributor for Texas: Pioneer Wine Company

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

2013 - USD 26 -

A store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 3Cups

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner

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

2014 - USD 30 - very pure, honeysuckle, pink grapefruit then nougat - wide, dry, fresh

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

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

2014 - USD 35 - pink grapefruit - velvety, radiant, pink grapefruit, peach, red currant, silky, fresh

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, tel. 212.807.1680

 

There also are excellent wines with no sulfites in the South.

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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