Friday, April 05, 2013

Come in No. 69.

I don't know if I want to admit this, but I did buy some wine on my recent-ish visit to Raymond Nightmares, I mean, Vineyards.  I came home with a single bottle of JCB No. 69 - for Jean-Charles Boisset, not the construction equipment people - a sparkling rosé made in the saignée method from 100% Pinot noir.  This bubbly hails from the Boisset Family's vineyards in Burgundy.  I didn't taste it at the winery, but seeing as I like Pinot noir based bubblies I didn't think I could go wrong.   No. 69 seems to be a strange name for a wine, but according to the JCB website all the JCB wines are known by a number.  Apparently, the flamboyant Jean-Charles was born in 1969.  Ho-hum.
As for the wine, it wasn't bad - aromatic and crisp, but with the weight of Pinot noir - it's just that it simply tasted red to me.  Yes, red!  On tasting this wine I think I experienced the phenomenon known as synaesthesia - my senses got all discombobulated, first time that's ever happened.  It seems the absurdism at Raymond Vineyards has had a deleterious effect on me.  Bizarre!

6 comments:

NHwineman said...

Vinogirl, have you gone Kafkaesque?

Thud said...

Nhw...she is in dire need of a good English trip to recharge her batteries....California does this to people!

NHwineman said...

Thud, I thought she ran on Alternating and Direct current;-)

Vinogirl said...

NHW: No, I've gone crackeresque!

Thud: I do need an English-recharge!

NHW: AC/DC, again!

Do Bianchi said...

synaesthesia is a powerful thing.

Vinogirl said...

2B: It was strange. The more I thought of red, the more red it tasted!