French white wine values tasted in 2012

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 Jacqueres.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2012 (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
 

white Gros plant - Frédéric Lailler - Domaine Michel Brégeon - [vendangé à la main]

2010 - 4.1 € - wait until November 2012 - little aroma - vivid

Muscadet-de-sèvre-et-maine-sur-lie wine labelwhite Muscadet de sèvre et maine sur lie - Frédéric Lailler - Domaine Michel Brégeon

2011 - 5 € - classic, wait until December 2012

white Apremont - Domaine Giachino

2011 - 6.6 € - intense - glycerin, grapefruit, biscuit, lime, vivid

white Apremont - Domaine Giachino - Primitif

Non vintage - 6.6 € - lime zest - not onctuous, intense, ping grapefruit, lime, batonnage aromas, a little stiff : alcohol and vivacity

savoie wine labelwhite Savoie - Domaine Giachino - Monfarina - Jacquère

2011 - 7.3 € - very pure, citrus zest - juicy, fresh, easy drinking

Côtes-de-provence wine labelwhite Côtes de provence - Domaine Turenne - Antoine

2011 - 7.8 € -

Vouvray wine labelwhite Vouvray - François Pinon - Brut

NV - 7.5 € - pure - tiny beads, no stiffness, fresh

alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Audrey et Christian Binner - Les Saveurs

2011 - 8.2 € - aromatic - loads of aromas, unfocused, fresh

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Brut Non Dosé

NV - 9 € - toasted bread - tiny beads, toasted bread, no stiffness, fresh

white Alsace - Les Binner (négoce) - Muscat

2010 - 14 € - vividly aromatic - moscato - moscato, a note of nougat (but less than 9 g/l residual sugar), grapefruit, fresh

white Alsace - Les Binner (négoce) - Riesling

2010 - 14 € - pure - light but very intense, white fruit, nougat (but dry), fresh

 

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