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Vibrant white wines tasted in 2013

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 Muscadet-de-sèvre-et-maine.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2013 (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
 

Languedoc la clape - Les caves de Château Rouquette - Les petits grains ("Bag in Box")

nv - 3.4 € - fruity aromas of roussanne and marsanne - fat but fresh, powerful but not stiff

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier et Rémi Branger - EARL La Pépière - Les Gras Moutons

2011 - 6.8 € - lichee, kiwi - not oily but intense, fresh

Saint chinian - Jean-Marie Rimbert - L'Agathe - Blanc

2011 - 7 € - aromas of freshly cut hay, of starfruit - oily, starfruit, a hint of bitterness, fresh, no stiffness

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

2012 - 7.2 € - very harmonious - lichee - not oily, lichee, minerally, tiny gas beads fresh

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier et Rémi Branger - EARL La Pépière - Cuvée 3

2009 - 9 € - great purity - a modest nose - minerally, lime blossom, fresh

Alsace wine labelAlsace - Audrey et Christian Binner - Ça gazouille [lieu-dit : Katzenthal] - Riesling (sec)

2010 - 12 € - very aromatic - a lively nose - a huge aromatic intensity, orange, nougat, dense but not oily, wide with tidy gas beads, almost dry: with just a hint of residual sugar, fresh

Crémant d'alsace - Les Binner (négoce) - Triple Zéro

2009 - 12 € -

 

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