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Last Bottle of Bourgeron Rouge

Tonight we’re drinking our last bottle of 2007 “Del Mar Racetrack” Bourgeron Rouge.  We did a taste comparison with 2007 BV Vin Pays d’Oc Pinot Noir.  Our “Racetrack” had much more fruit character, much more depth of flavor.  The BV almost tasted like plastic when tasted head to head. All in all, we are very […]

Bourg Rouge Tasting

The burgundy is now about a year and a half old.  Nose of cherry with traces of herbs. No fizz in this bottle, did not decant or vacuum pump, just splash poured. Flavors of caramel, plums, and light cherry. Getting more of the “bacony” and “smoky” flavors just now. Taste definitely integrated better, quite drinkable […]

One Year-ish Tasting of Bourg Rouge

This wine is just fizzy, definitely a freshman mistake on my part. Anticipating fizz, I vacuum pumped the wine before pouring into glasses (no decanting), which might have helped the wine. We will just have to drink another bottle to find out. The wine was definitely better, very well integrated and no soapiness. This wine […]

Bourg Rouge 3.5 Month Tasting

Still a little weird soapy odor on the nose, with underlying plum. Slightly fizzy and still a little sour. Not bad, but not great. Still very young, though.

Early Tastings: Aussie Chard, Chamblaise, Cab-Merlot, Burgundy

A few notes on the latest wines.  It is a little early for most of them, but you don’t know how they’re developing without tasting! Australian Chardonnay: A little soon after bottling to taste, but I couldn’t help myself.  Still too young, but nice. Buttery nose, lots of heavy oak in the attack and flavors […]

Bottling Bourgeron Rouge and the Role of O2

In making this wine, I became obsessed with keeping oxygen out of the wine.  Watching my hubby make beer, he would often purge the carboys with CO2 or nitrogen gas before racking into them to reduce oxygen exposure;  I rationalized that this should also be good practice for winemaking.  However, after I started incorporating this […]

Easy-drinking Burgundy

Well, it’s *supposed* to be an easy-drinking red table wine, anyway.  The Winexpert “Bourgeron Rouge” (AKA red burgundy) is started, I’m very curious how this one will turn out.  I assume this is basically pinot noir, although it’s difficult to find out much detail about some of these kits.