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Vibrant white wines tasted in 2020

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 Muscadets.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2020 (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
 

Vin de France [44] - Jérémie Huchet - Chapeau melon blanc - [melon de Bourgogne, sauvignon blanc]

2019 - 6 € -

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 - 8 € - no problem - radiant - no velvety, radiant, no stiffness, fresh

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 - 10 € - crystalline, mineral, fresh but not stiff

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

2018 - 10 € - fullness and purity - white fruit - no velvety but full, lychee, nougat, pearl, no stiffness, fresh

Muscadet - Marion Pescheux, Manuel Landron - Domaine Complemen'terre - Ker Ma

2018 - 11 € - pure - smoked, nougat - velvety, nougat, pearl, fresh

Vin de France [Languedoc] - Aymeric & Jordan Amiel - Domaine des Amiel - Premier rolle - Rolle (vermentino)

2018 - 12 € - opens with air therefore you may decant, pure - white fruit, indistinct - much more alcohol than oiliness (which is varietal), white fruit, powerful, broad, fresh

vin-de-pays [Cheverny, Loire] wine labelVin de pays [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade [négoce] - [raisins achetés] - Sauvignon

2019 - 12 € - freshly trimmed hedge - glycerin, full, vegetal, fresh

Deutschland [Pfalz] - Daniel & Jonas Brand - Weingut Brand - Wilder Satz

2018 - 14 € - a huge aromatic intensity, high purity - very intense, grapefruit, bitter, nougat - no smoothness, very intense, grapefruit, bitter, not full but busy, fresh

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

2014 - 15 € - sheashell, almond, star fruit, nougat - no smoothness and very intense, sheashell, almond, star fruit, nougat, fresh

Crémant d'Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - [élevé sur lattes entre 14 et 30 mois, non filtré, sans sulfite ajouté] - Brut (zéro dosage, millésimé)

2017 - 15 € - pure, intense - yeast, fine bubbles, fresh

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

2008 - 22 € - white fruit, yeast - fine bubbles, full, white fruit, nougat but dry, toasted loaf, great aromatic depth, no stiffness, fresh

La Vrille et le papillon - - vin de france [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon

Q blanc - 9 € - 2019

 

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