French white wine values tasted in 2011

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 Muscadet-de-sèvre-et-maine.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2011 (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 - Domaine de la Pépière Agriculture Biologique

2010 - 5 € - kiwi - assertive but not dense, no gas, fresh

Saint-chinian wine labelwhite Saint chinian - Jean-Marie Rimbert - blanc - (clairette, roussanne, rolle, grenache)

2010 - 6.5 € -

Côtes-du-ventoux wine labelwhite Côtes du ventoux - Paul Jaboulet Aîné - Les Traverses

2009 - 7 € - apricot - onctuous, apricot, starfruit, fresh

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier - Domaine de la Pépière - Les Gras Moutons

2009 - 7 € - bright aromatic character, kiwi, peach, flower - juicy, pervasive, kiwi, peach, lemon sorbet, dries the tongue and palate, fresh and sappy

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier - Clos des Briords

2010 - 8 € - great purity - ethereal - dry, minerally, fresh

 

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