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Vibrant white wines tasted in 2017

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 4 wines from the Loire Valley.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2017 (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
 

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

2016 - 7.4 € - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

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

2016 - 9.1 € - grapefruit, peach - neither oily nor stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marion Pescheux, Manuel Landron - Domaine Complemen'terre - Croix Moriceau

2015 - 9.5 € - intense - peach - velvety, peach, nougat, juicy, no stiffness, fresh

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

NV - 10 € -

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

2016 - 13 € -

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

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

 

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