Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wine Blogging Wednesday - Silver Burgundy

Here's my first foray into the WBW world. I was already pretty familiar with the whites of the Macon, so I decided to try a red Burgundy from the area. No small feat! My local wine shop, Total Wine, has a nice red Burgundy selection, but not outside that golden slope. (I was happily surprised by their extensive Beaujolais choices). After nearly giving up, I spied one that fit the bill. I took home a 2005 Chateau de la Tour de L'Ange, a Bourgogne Pinot Noir, for $13.99. It was bottled at the chateau in Charnay les Macon, and is Appellation Bourgogne - Pinot Controlee. It's a 2005, very light, high acid, fruit forward. On the nose, I got a lot of strawberry. No finish to speak of, but it was a nice quaffable bottle I enjoyed with mild cheese. On their bilingual web site I learned that the wine can be drunk young or aged ten years. That's my report--cheers to all the other WBW bloggers...

6 comments:

  1. Hi Diane - thanks for participating. A highly quaffable pinot at under $15...a good find.

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  2. Diane,

    Nice wrap-up on your value Burgundy experience. When you return to Total Wine, look for the Chateau de Chamirey rouge from Mercurey in the Cote Chalonnaise. It is one of the most pure, refined and expressive Burgundy wines that you can find for under $30.

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  3. Thanks for the tip! I'll look for the Mercurey on one of my next trips over there. I'm always happy to find a reasonably priced red Burgundy.

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  4. Hey Jay, not too much cheese or wine on that occasion; it was a week night. Next time you should come share my bottle.

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  5. No bottle sharing--I'm on the Weekday Wagon. But I'll have some cheese!

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