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Old Vines Gamay Noir

Old Vines Gamay Noir Wine Details

Description: Planted in 1984, our Gamay Noir vines are some of the oldest in the Okanagan Valley. Aged in French oak barrels, this wine is made in a Beaujolais-style, resulting in a medium bodied, fruit forward wine. Cherries and white pepper are predominant throughout this wine while the palette contains moderate well-balanced tannins.

Varietal Definition
The red grape of Beaujolais. Vinified by a process known as 'macération carbonique'* if produces light, fruit driven wines for early consumption. At home in the granite hills of Beaujolais it is a vigorous producer but susceptible to rot. Sometimes blended with Pinot Noir under the appellation 'Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains'. Also grown quite extensively in the Loire Valley notably in Touraine.


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