French white wine values tasted in 2018

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

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2018 (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, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2017 - 7.5 € - twinkling, almond, lichee - twinkling, almond, lichee, intensity in a very light body, aerial, fresh

white Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y'a plus qu'à 1L - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2016 - 8.6 € -

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

2017 - 9.2 € - lime - lime, fresh

white Anjou - Le Pas Saint-Martin - Le Vent dans les saules - Chenin

2017 - 9.7 € -

white Alsace - Vincent Stoeffler - (Tradition) Nature [pas de SO2] - Riesling

2016 - 9.8 € - intense - very aromatic, harmonious, not wholly pure, fresh

white Vin de France - Olivier Lemasson - Les Vins contés - Bois sans soif - [50% chenin 50% menu pineau]

2016 - 11 € - gingerbread, grapefruit - no onctuosity but wideness, linden, lime, juicy, fresh

white Vin de France [Minervois] - Domaine Benjamin Taillandier - Blanc

2016 - 11 € -

white Arbois - Jérôme Arnoux - Initial

2015 - 11 € -

white Muscadet - Frédéric Niger Van Herck - Domaine de l'Ecu - Orthogneiss

2015 - 11 € - really pure - lichee, white fruit, almond - intense, lichee, almond, peach, light, no stiffness, fresh - hazelnut

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2017 - 15 € - very aromatically intense, very pure - nougat, peach, apricot - peach, apricot, no stiffness, fresh

 

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