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Natural wine in the South

Herebelow are natural wines that I recommend and how to buy them in the South.

Here is my selection of natural wines: sulphur dioxide (SO2) often is not added during winemaking or bottling. Only a few bottles may contain sulfites — in very small quantities — around 10 mg per liter.

The establishments must sell by the bottle (without asking you to purchase anything else, even if they are bistros). []

 

Bottlings selected in 2019

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Chapeau melon - (merlot de cuve)

2018 - USD 15 - intense - yellow pepper, plum - yellow pepper, plum, dense, dries the mouth, easy, round

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming: Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Impair… ! - (cabernet sauvignon, élevage 50% en barrique)

15-17 - USD 19 - served cool: a great aromatic intensity, a high purity - ripe varietal (so no pepper), blackcurrant pie, moka - pie crust, blackcurrant, present on the palate with a beautiful maturity of cabernet sauvignon (so no pepper), moka, full, bitter, dries the mouth, round

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming: Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants

red Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Rouge (1 litre) - (gamay)

2018 - USD 19 - raspberry, foxy - raspberry, foxy, deep, juicy, firm

An online store with delivery in Florida: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, tel. +1 843 576 4845

Distributor for Tennessee, 1709 Midpark Road, Ste B, Knoxville: Vinoslate, tel. 423-367-0505

An online store with delivery in Florida: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Texas: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

Distributor for Louisiana: Lirette Selections

An online store with delivery in Texas: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

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

2018 - USD 18 - a great aromatic intensity - nougat - smooth, nougat, white fruit, powerful but hollow, fresh

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming: Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants

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

2018 - USD 18 - nice - vibrant, a little stiff, vivid

An online store with delivery in Florida: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, tel. +1 843 576 4845

Distributor for Tennessee, 1709 Midpark Road, Ste B, Knoxville: Vinoslate, tel. 423-367-0505

An online store with delivery in Florida: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Texas: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

Distributor for Louisiana: Lirette Selections

An online store with delivery in Texas: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

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

2017 - USD 19 - a huge aromatic intensity - nougat, yeast, bitter - nougat, yeast, broad then hollow, beading, bitter, fresh

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

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

2016 - USD 19 - intense, pink grapefruit - aromatic, pink grapefruit, a little steep, fresh

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

white Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2017 - USD 22 - white fruit - little smoothness, white fruit then bitter, thin but fresh

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

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

15+16 - USD 26 - yeast - baked apple, brioche, fresh

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

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

2017 - USD 31 - the aromatics are enormously intense - grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat - not onctuous, airy, grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat, gaz beads, fresh

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

An online store with delivery in Florida: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Texas: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

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

2016 - USD 32 - very pure and intense - zest, lemon pie, bitter - velvety, nougat, lemon pie, bitter, fresh

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

An online store with delivery in Florida: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Texas: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

 

Bottlings selected in 2018

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

2016 - USD 18 -

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - [70% sauvignon blanc, 30% chardonnay]

2017 - USD 24 - very aromatically intense, very pure - passion fruit, nougat, peach, apricot - passion fruit, peach, apricot, no stiffness, fresh

An online store with delivery in Florida: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, tel. +1 843 576 4845

Distributor for Tennessee, 1709 Midpark Road, Ste B, Knoxville: Vinoslate, tel. 423-367-0505

An online store with delivery in Florida: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Texas: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

Distributor for Louisiana: Lirette Selections

An online store with delivery in Texas: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

 

Bottlings selected in 2017

red Vin de table [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou

Non vintage - USD 14 - - punchy, tiny gas beads, balanced

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

red Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 5SO simple - (cinsault)

2016 - USD 16 - raspberry - intense, raspberry, tiny gas beads, balanced

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7 rue de la Pompe - [Syrah, grenache noir]

2015 - USD 17 - intense, plum - punchy: holds pizza, plum, ample but balanced

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Le Vin des amis

2015 - USD 18 - tobacco - plenty, Grenache or Italian-like, tiny gas beads, balanced, holds pizza or merguez

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

white Crémant d'Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Brut

NV - USD 19 -

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - [70% sauvignon blanc, 30% chardonnay]

2016 - USD 23 -

An online store with delivery in Florida: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, tel. +1 843 576 4845

Distributor for Tennessee, 1709 Midpark Road, Ste B, Knoxville: Vinoslate, tel. 423-367-0505

An online store with delivery in Florida: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Texas: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

Distributor for Louisiana: Lirette Selections

An online store with delivery in Texas: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

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

2013 - USD 30 - very intense, Muscat - wide, fresh almond, intense and minerally, fresh

An online store with delivery in Florida: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner

 

Price figures are only rough estimates of the US retail tags, at the date of the tasting. Wines are selected on personal criteria.

If the results above are too vague or the wine shops too distant from your area, then you may wish to explore a location more specific than the South. The following places show recommended wines: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or you may type a ZIP code in the box below.

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