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in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day eighty-six (Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres 2007)

Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières 2007Tonight’s wine is a Kermit Lynch wine – Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières 2007. I went looking to see what made up this red, and it’s like a backward Cotes du Rhone from the other night’s Domain Les Grands Bois Côtes Du Rhone Cuvee Les Trois Sœurs 2009. This red is made from three old-vine grapes: 60% Carignane (pronounced karen yawn), 30% Grenache, and 10% Syrah. I got that break down from The Cab Franco Files. This site also has more useful information.

First this description:

This is unapologetically a lighter-bodied wine showing fresh red fruit character and minerality. Perhaps this has to do with the wine undergoing carbonic maceration, where the fermentation actually takes place inside the grape. Regardless, there’s lively acidity and a seam of tannin, but essentially just enough structure to lend a bit of gravitas. The bouquet is a bit funky, and eventually shows more barnyardy aromas than fruit aromas. But that’s just fine. This is a straightforward wine that’s easy to drink or pair with food.

And then this funky graphic representation of the wine.

Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières 2007 Graphic Representation

Oh, and cool. He just tried it the other day, too. I feel a connection with this blog already. I might have to add it to the list on the right-hand side over here ====>.

That’s done. Now to the wine.

It smells sweet. It smells like a Fingers Lake wine. I’m not getting the funkiness that Cab Franco File, well not much anyway. I’m picking up a sweet red berry.

Well, good. (Adverb, adjective.) It tastes better than expected, and the body is bigger than expected. It doesn’t taste like a Fingers Lake wine, either. Though Cab Franco File is right. It’s is “straightforward.” It might be a hair to sweet me, but not really. It will good with some spicy food.

I keep thinking of strawberries and a bright red color after I put down the glass.

This wine has just flipped on me. After giving it to my girlfriend, who gets earthiness and mushrooms, I’m now getting a more funky nose and sweeter and more sour finish.

It’s like it magically opened up one hour and fifty-five minutes after popping the cork.

Are we all drinking the same wine?

I don’t think I care for this wine much anymore. It’s ok, but I can immediately think of 24 better wines for the same $12 price or less. Also, I don’t think I’m a fan of “carbonic maceration.” I wanted to be, but I’m not.

Oh, Kermit Lynch, it must not be easy being a wine merchant.

I say 87 points. No more, and maybe less.

You know?! If you don’t smell and suck in more air than wine, then it’s not that bad.//


2 Responses to “in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day eighty-six (Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres 2007)”


  1. 2 dsafsf
    February 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    tastes liie a cheap $10 california wine, you know the kind, reguardless of what grape it says on the bottle, they all taste the same….like cheap grap jug wine. This guy Kermit has got a lot of nads off this stuff anything other than jug wine.


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