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Fresh and vibrant wines to buy in Oceania

Herebelow are vibrant wines and where to buy them in Oceania.

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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

Crémant d'alsace [sparkling] - Audrey et Christian Binner - KB - Extra Brut Zéro dosage [sans sulfite ajouté], magnum, assemblage

2008 - USD 35 - white fruit, yeast - fine bubbles, full, white fruit, nougat but dry, toasted loaf, great aromatic depth, no stiffness, fresh

An online wine shop with domestic shipping, Australia: Wise Child Wine Store, website

 

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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, 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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

Mousseux de qualité [sparkling, Alsace] - Mireille et Patrick Meyer - Domaine Julien Meyer - Bulles d’Emma

NV - USD 22 - high purity - toasted brioche - velvety, toasted brioche, fine bubbles, little sugar, fresh

A street store at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, Victoria, Melbourne 3006, Australia: Act of Wine, website, itineraries

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Act of Wine, website

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, Nouvelle Calédonie: La Cave des papilles, website

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

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Polynésie française: 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 that delivers throughout the country, New Zealand: Maison Vauron, 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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

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

2017 - USD 18 - lime - lime, fresh

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2017

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

2014 - USD 15 - pure - barrel, firm

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

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

NV - USD 19 -

A bottle shop and wine bar, located just opposite Toorak station at 18 Beatty Avenue, Victoria, Armadale 3143, Australia: Toorak Cellars, website, itineraries, tél. (03) 9822 2070

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

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

An online wine shop with delivery to your door, Polynésie française: 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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, 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

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, 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.

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

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

2012 - USD 22 -

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Blackhearts & Sparrows, website

An online store with domestic delivery, Australia: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

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

2013 - USD 23 -

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

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

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

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

2013 - USD 26 -

An online wine shop with domestic shipping, Australia: Wise Child Wine Store, 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 Oceania. The following places show recommended wines: AU, NZ, or try the wineshop explorer below.

There also are must-taste natural wines in Oceania.

 

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