Saturday, November 13, 2010

Austin Wine Merchant Tasting - Bourgognes Divers

Today Austin Wine Merchant featured Bourgognes Divers (various Burgundy wines).



Gérard Tremblay Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2009, Burgundy, France retails for $17.50/bottle at the Austin Wine Merchant. It is made with 100% Chardonnay grapes aged in stainless. The Chablis region is located in the northernmost portion of Burgundy.

Aroma - fruit, honeydew
Taste - fruit, crisp, quite acidic

This is a good wine. I like its crispness.



Roger Lassarat Saint-Véran, 2008, Burgundy, France is also made from 100% Chardonnay, but it is aged in oak and the region that the grapes were grown in is the southernmost region of Burgundy and sub-region of Mâconnais. It retails for $22.50/bottle at the Austin Wine Merchant.

Aroma - bananas
Taste - bananas, toasty on the end

This wine is definitely not for me - the banana-like flavor is really not my preference. It's not a bad wine, so I'll give it a maybe - someone else with a different palate might like it.



Louis Jadot Marsannay, 2008, Burgundy, France retails for $26.25/bottle at the AWM and is made from 100% Pinot Noir from the Côte de Nuits sub-region of Burgundy, which is famous for this varietal.

Aroma - red fruit, a little spice
Taste - red fruit, a little spice, soft tannins, good acid, fresh

I like this one! This would be a good choice for a French Pinot Noir.



Domaine Philippe Naddef Fixin 2008, Burgundy, France retails for $29.99/bottle at the AWM and is 100% Pinot Noir from the Côte de Nuits sub-region of burgundy.

Aroma - red fruit, stinky/barnyard, perhaps a little pine resin
Taste - red fruit, dirty, good acid, soft tannins

I like this wine, but it's really only going to please folks that like their wines a little barnyard.

Another fun tasting at AWM!

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