Hi Everyone! First off, I want to say how much fun I am having reading through everything on the site . . . I began enjoying wine a long time ago, and with my new job, we are being taught SO much about it and now I have a complete new found appreciation and passion for it . . . so thanks ahead of time for your help!
I went home this weekend and went through my mother's bottles that she has recieved from other people over the years. Since my mother refuses to drink pretty much anything other then Sutterhome White Zin *shudder* I figured I could take some off her hands. To my surprise I found an interesting bottle! I ran to my wine book and to the internet, and have been having a really difficult time trying to find anything out about this wine! So heres what we have
Its from Burgandy. Vintage is 1992. The large name on the label is POMMARD, and underneath that it says "appelation pommard controlee" (Which I know has to be on french wines, right? part of the law . . .still learning! LOL). Above the the name of the wine (or is that the region?) it says "Grand Vin De Bourgogne"
So far this tells me Its a Burgandy and its from Pommard, which my research tells me is the region (please correct me if I am wrong)
Below this we have the tidbits
Mis en bouteille par
Propritaire-Recoltant A Beaune Cote-D'or France
So this was bottled by Les Vignots.
Now, this wine is hitting 14 years! Is it too old? Should it be older? It says nothing about Cru on the label, is it just table wine? And why can't I seem to find anything about it on the internet? And where would I look to learn things about which wines should be aged and when they will peak and such?
As you can see, being new, I am full of questions! This is all so fascinating! Its like unravelling a mystery
OH YEAH, and the Grape would be Pinot Noir right? LOL!
My Thanks to whoever can decipher my crazy!