Pre-Release Gamay Noir
Pre-Release Gamay Noir

Pre-Release Gamay Noir

$20.00
$30.00

Please Note:  This wine will begin shipping the week of March 15th

 

Our latest Gamay Noir is almost here!

Made from 100% Gamay Noir, we played around with this one to help increase the concentration and intensity of the wine. One of the reasons that Gamay tends to be a lighter red is that it has really big, juicy berries (a higher juice ratio than varieties like Pinot Noir or Cabernet). As the fruit was being harvested we noticed that this year the fruit was really ripe and delicious, and we thought that there was potential to do something a little more interesting. So we impromptu decided we would make a rose with a quarter of the fruit and add the skins we were left with back into the balance of the Gamay grapes. By adding the pressed skins back into the must, we brought the juice/skin ratio into more of a balance for a slightly riper, heavier style of Gamay Noir.

The fruit then macerated for around three weeks for a nice, slow, cool fermentation. It was then pressed, settled, and racked into French oak barrels where it aged for three months.

The wine has recently been blended and bottled and it is amazing! The aromatics are intoxicating. It is still evolving, but it's a combination of ripe plum or dark cherry, with a hint of sandalwood and black pepper. On the palate, it's soft with a hint of acidity and soft, supple tannin.

This is a pre-release offering, it will be released mid-late March. Alcohol and final VQA information are to be confirmed, but approximate alcohol is 13.2%.

This is a Pre-Release Price at $20/bottle, Price upon Release will be $30/bottle.

Cheers,
Mike

Ps. The Rose we made ended up turning into our Rose Pet-Nat because we thought it would be fun (and it is!).

Disclaimer - This wine has not yet been approved by VQA Ontario. The use of certain descriptive terms that are regulated under the VQA Act is subject to final testing and approval by the wine authority.