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Fresh and vibrant wines to buy in Latin America

Herebelow are vibrant wines and where to buy them in Latin America.

Here is my selection of vibrant wines. The establishments must sell by the bottle (without asking you to purchase anything else, even if they are bistros). []

 

Bottlings selected in 2020

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie wine labelMuscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie - Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2019 - USD 16 - no problem - radiant - no velvety, radiant, no stiffness, fresh

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie wine labelMuscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie - Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - Clos des Briords Vieilles vignes

2019 - USD 19 - crystalline, mineral, fresh but not stiff

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine wine labelMuscadet Sèvre et Maine - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château Thébaud

2014 - USD 26 - almond, star fruit, nougat - no smoothness and very intense, almond, star fruit, nougat, fresh

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

 

Bottlings selected in 2019

Vin-de-pays-du-Jardin-de-la-France wine labelVin de pays du Jardin de la France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - La Pépie - Cabernet franc

2018 - USD 14 - a very good imitation of a Mediterranean wine, but less alcohol - red fruit - velvety, fat and sweet, red fruit, balanced acidity

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

vin de France wine labelVin de France - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Bu End

2018 - USD 16 - an easy natural wine, very aromatic - blackcurrant, white pepper - blackcurrant, more aromatic intensity and less body than other bottlings from the same domain, tiny gas beads, balanced acidity

An online store with delivery in Latin America, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Guyane, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela: The Natural Wine Company, website

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine wine labelMuscadet Sèvre et Maine - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2018 - USD 16 - joyful - almond, lichee - almond, lichee, a very light body, fresh

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

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

15+16 - USD 26 - yeast, toasted bread - baked apple, brioche, toasted almond, nougat, dry but not stiff, fresh

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Argentina: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Belize: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Bolivia: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Brazil: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Guyane: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Peru: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Venezuela: La Cave des papilles, website

Crémant [sparkling] - Domaine Buronfosse - Brut - Chardonnay & savagnin

2016 - USD 37 - lots of pressure - toast, honeysuckle, grapefruit - fine bubbles, honeysuckle, grapefruit, dry and fresh

An online store with delivery in Latin America, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Guyane, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela: The Natural Wine Company, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2018

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2017 - USD 16 - twinkling, almond, lichee - twinkling, almond, lichee, intensity in a very light body, aerial, fresh

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

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

2017 - USD 18 - lime - lime, fresh

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

 

Bottlings selected in 2017

Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - USD 15 - pure - barrel, firm

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2016 - USD 15 - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

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

2016 - USD 18 - grapefruit, peach - neither oily nor stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

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

NV - USD 19 -

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Argentina: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Belize: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Bolivia: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Brazil: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Guyane: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Peru: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Venezuela: La Cave des papilles, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2016

pays wine labelPays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2015 - USD 13 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Vin-de-table-français wine labelVin de table français - Domaine Rimbert - Cousin Oscar - (cinsault)

2015 - USD 12 - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

An online store with delivery in Latin America, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Guyane, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela: The Natural Wine Company, website

vin-de-pays wine labelVin de pays - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Bu End - (nature)

2015 - USD 16 - an easy natural wine, very aromatic - blackcurrant, red currant - blackcurrant, red currant, a hint of volatile acidity, more aromatic intensity and less body than other bottlings from the same domain, balanced

An online store with delivery in Latin America, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Guyane, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela: The Natural Wine Company, website

Vin de table - Domaine Rimbert - Grenachator - [grenache]

2014 - USD 19 - reminds of a Châteauneuf du Pape - abundant, punchy, for the BBQ, balanced

An online store with delivery in Latin America, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Guyane, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela: The Natural Wine Company, website

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

2015 - USD 14 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe - (clairette, roussanne, rolle, grenache blanc)

2015 - USD 15 - little aromas - oily, large, fresh

An online store with delivery in Latin America, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Guyane, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela: The Natural Wine Company, website

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Magnum

2015 - USD 18 - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh / Beware to only buy magnums : 25% of the 75cl bottles are corked.

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château-Thébaud

2012 - USD 22 -

Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia, Brazil: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Crémant d'Alsace wine labelCrémant d'Alsace - Domaine Rietsch - Extra Brut Nature

2013 - USD 23 -

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Argentina: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Belize: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Bolivia: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Brazil: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Guyane: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Peru: La Cave des papilles, website

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Venezuela: La Cave des papilles, website

 

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 Latin America. The following places show recommended wines: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Guyane, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, or try the wineshop explorer below.

There also are must-taste natural wines in Latin America.

 

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