Where to find natural wine

When in Southern USA: buy these French wines

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in Southern USA.

The below vintners often use no sulphur dioxide (SO2) during the winemaking or the bottling. Only a few bottles may contain sulfites — in very small quantities. (Around 10 mg per liter. Ask the merchant or the importer.)

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2018

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

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

A store in (plus shipping from) Venice, 727 Lincoln Blvd, Southern California: Lincoln Fine Wines, tel. 310-392-7816

A shop in (plus shipping from) Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2017

vin-de-pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche wine labelred Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2016 - 10 € - fresh and intense, black fruit - black fruit, much alcohol, balanced

A shop in (plus shipping from) Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA, tel. 323.932.0280

A store in Los Angeles, 1911 Hillhurst Avenue, Southern California: Lou Wine Shop, tel. (323) 305-7004

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2016 - 13 € -

A store in (plus shipping from) Venice, 727 Lincoln Blvd, Southern California: Lincoln Fine Wines, tel. 310-392-7816

A shop in (plus shipping from) Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA

white Alsace muscat - Audrey et Christian Binner - Hinterburg - [sans sulfite ajouté]

2013 - 18 € - very intense, Muscat - wide, fresh almond, intense and minerally, fresh

A store in Los Angeles, 1911 Hillhurst Avenue, Southern California: Lou Wine Shop, tel. (323) 305-7004

A shop in (plus shipping from) Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA

A shop in Los Angeles, Southern California, 460 South Spring Street: Buzz

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2016

vin-de-pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche wine labelred Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2014 - 10 € -

A shop in (plus shipping from) Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA, tel. 323.932.0280

A store in Los Angeles, 1911 Hillhurst Avenue, Southern California: Lou Wine Shop, tel. (323) 305-7004

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

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

2014 - 9.2 € - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

A store in (plus shipping from) Venice, 727 Lincoln Blvd, Southern California: Lincoln Fine Wines, tel. 310-392-7816

A shop in (plus shipping from) Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2015 - 10 € -

A store in (plus shipping from) Venice, 727 Lincoln Blvd, Southern California: Lincoln Fine Wines, tel. 310-392-7816

A shop in (plus shipping from) Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA

white Crémant d'alsace - Stéphane Bannwarth - Les vins Pirouettes (par Binner & Compagnie) - Zéro dosage

2013 - 15 € -

A store in Los Angeles, 1911 Hillhurst Avenue, Southern California: Lou Wine Shop, tel. (323) 305-7004

A shop in (plus shipping from) Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA

A shop in Los Angeles, Southern California, 460 South Spring Street: Buzz

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Bourgogne blanc - [Alice et Olivier de Moor, négoce] - Le vendangeur masqué

2014 - 18 € - very pure, honeysuckle, pink grapefruit then nougat - wide, dry, fresh

A shop in Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA, tel. 323.932.0280

white Chablis - Alice et Olivier De Moor - Bel Air et Clardy

2014 - 21 € - pink grapefruit - velvety, radiant, pink grapefruit, peach, red currant, silky, fresh

A shop in Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA, tel. 323.932.0280

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Labet - Les Champs Rouges - Chardonnay 'nature'

2014 - 23 € - intense, yellow fruit, passion fruit, toffee - oily but very precise, passion fruit, toffee, red currant, fresh

A store just off the Ventura Freeway (Hwy. 101), 22622 Ventura Blvd, Southern California: Woodland Hills Wine Company

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Charles Neal Selections, tel. 415 225 5144

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2014

red Corbières - Magali & Dominique Terrier - Domaine des 2 Ânes - Premiers Pas

2013 - 7 € - red fruit (carignan varietal) - red fruit, dense but juicy, supple, frank

A shop in Los Angeles, Southern California, CA 90038: Domaine LA

A shop in Los Angeles, 460 S. Spring Street, CA 90013, Southern California: Buzz

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

A store in Hollywood, Southern California, CA 90028: K&L Wine Merchants

white Alsace gewurztraminer - Stéphane Bannwarth

2011 - 14 € -

A shop in Los Angeles, Southern California, CA 90038: Domaine LA

A shop in Los Angeles, 460 S. Spring Street, CA 90013, Southern California: Buzz

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

 

Price figures are for 75 cl. They represent rough estimates of tags in France wine shops, at the date of the tasting.

Wines are selected on personal criteria.

 

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