Thursday, November 21, 2013

Weekly Wine Review - French Red Burgundy - 2007 Gérard Seguin Gevrey-Chambertin Signature du Domaine

Red Burgundies are one of the more intriguing French wine to me.  Pinot Noir presented in such a different style than those made in Oregon or California - such an interesting array of aromas that tend to include earthiness and even something straight from the barnyard (and I don't mean the farmer!).  My only issue is they tend to be sooooo expensive!  Laws dating back to Napoleon require land in Burgundy to be split equally among all children, so you end up with many different people owning very small parts of vineyards, which drives up costs, and makes finding consistently good wine a challenge.  A Total Wine & More coupon is a good time to give a new Burgundy a try - so let's see what we have!

Wine: 2007 Gérard Seguin Gevrey-Chambertin Signature du Domaine
Region: Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Obtained from: Purchased at Total Wine & More
Price: $40.00
Wino4Life Category: Weekend Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Natural Cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Wine is clear, light red with a pinkish rim, fairly translucent. 
Aroma: A nice earthiness, perhaps a bit of mushrooms, backed by sour cherries.  Very pleasant aromas.
Taste: Overall nicely balanced, very French in style. A good amount of tannins but fairly soft ones, and a nice amount of acidity. A good wine for food, or just for sipping. 

The Grade: I give this one an B.  A bit expensive, but if you want to drink Burgundy you are going to need to shell out some coin, and this wine is not expensive compared to others from Gevrey-Chambertin.  Overall a very good  wine from an excellent Burgundy region.

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