French white wine values tasted in 2015

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 2 Muscadet-de-sèvre-et-maine.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2015 (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 Muscadet de sèvre et maine sur lie - Frédéric Lailler - Domaine Michel Brégeon - L'Original

2014 - 5 € - classic

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

2014 - 6 € - 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

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

2014 - 9 € - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh

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

2013 - 9.2 € - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

white Vin de France - Grégory Guillaume - Lucky - Grenache blanc

2014 - 10 € -

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

2012 - 10 € - velvety, peach, fresh

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

2009 - 12 € - pure - a shy nose - velvety, linden, nougat, fresh

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Labet - Bajocien [sol calcaire rouge, tendre] - Chardonnay

2013 - 18 € -

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Les Déronnières

2014 - 20 € - white fruit, lemon - white fruit, lemon, crisp

 

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