Logo: a guide across vine slopes French Scout

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. I would consider doing so even with a 50 percent mark-up. (My criteria are explained here.)

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2021 (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 Sèvre et Maine sur lie - Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2020 - 8 € - pure - illuminating - illuminating, crystalline, refreshing

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

2020 - 10 € - pure, closed, wait until one year old - lemon zest - lemon zest, mineral, lively

Vin de France [Touraine] - Olivier Lemasson - Les Vins contés - Le Puits - (chardonnay, sauvignon blanc)

2020 - 10 € - passion fruit - passion fruit, nougat, dense, lively

Muscadet - Jérémie Huchet - Chemin des Prières [roche-mère de gneiss et de granite]

2019 - 11 € - nougat - no smoothness, tiny gas beads, nougat, light, fresh, alcohol does not stay: does not heat up

Muscadet - Jérémie Huchet - Les Montys Le Parc

2019 - 11 € - illuminating, hazelnut, pear - not velvety, hazelnut, tiny gas beads, a bit stiff, fresh

Alsace - Mireille et Patrick Meyer - Domaine Julien Meyer - Petite fleur - macération - Nature [sans soufre] - Muscat (ottonel)

2019 - 14 € - intense, nougat, raspberry, muscat - a huge aromatic intensity, raspberry, muscat, citrus, fresh

Muscadet - Marc Ollivier [jsq 2018], Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Monnières-Saint-Fiacre [orthogneiss] - 2017

noisette, coquillage - pas de velouté, noisette, coquillage, plein, pas de raideur, frais - 14 € - Haselnuss, Muschel - nicht samtig, Haselnuss, Muschel, voll, keine Steifheit, frisch

Muscadet - Marion Pescheux, Manuel Landron - Domaine Complemen'terre - Le Mortier Gobin,,2017,une grande pureté - une grande intensité aromatique - noisette

pamplemousse - pas de velouté - 15 € - pamplemousse

 

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