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Vibrant white wines tasted in 2019

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 7 Alsaces.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2019 (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 Sèvre et Maine wine labelwhite Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2018 - 7.5 € - joyful - almond, lichee - almond, lichee, a very light body, fresh

white Vin de france [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Q blanc - Ugni blanc

2018 - 9 € - a great aromatic intensity - nougat - smooth, nougat, white fruit, powerful but hollow, fresh

white Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Blanc (1 litre)

2018 - 9.5 € - nice - vibrant, a little stiff, vivid

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y’a plus qu’à - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2017 - 10 € - a huge aromatic intensity - nougat, yeast, bitter - nougat, yeast, broad then hollow, beading, bitter, fresh

white IGP Gard - Un coin sur terre - Esperanza Blanc

2018 - 10 € -

alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2016 - 10 € - intense, pink grapefruit - aromatic, pink grapefruit, a little steep, fresh

white Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2017 - 12 € - white fruit - little smoothness, white fruit then bitter, thin but fresh

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

2018 - 12 € -

white Alsace - Domaine Lindenlaub - Je suis au Jardin - Muscat

2017 - 14 € -

Crémant d'Alsace [sparkling] wine labelwhite Crémant d'Alsace [sparkling] - Domaine Rietsch - Extra Brut Nature

15+16 - 15 € - yeast - baked apple, brioche, fresh

white Alsace riesling - Mireille et Patrick Meyer - Domaine Julien Meyer - Grittermatte - Nature [sans soufre]

2016 - 17 € - opened in carafe (not decanted), pure - grapefruit, nougat, volatile acidity - grapefruit, nougat, volatile acidity, fresh - nougat

white Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - pur - Pinot Blanc

2017 - 19 € - the aromatics are enormously intense - grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat - not onctuous, airy, grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat, gaz beads, fresh

Wein-aus-Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] wine labelwhite Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - Holy Chapel - Pinot Blanc

2016 - 20 € - very pure and intense - zest, lemon pie, bitter - velvety, nougat, lemon pie, bitter, fresh

white Crémant - Domaine Buronfosse - Brut - Chardonnay & savagnin

2016 - 23 € - lots of pressure - toast, honeysuckle, grapefruit - fine bubbles, honeysuckle, grapefruit, dry and fresh

 

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