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CEV Gamay Noir 2002

CEV Gamay Noir 2002 Wine Details
Price: $13.95 per bottle

Description: Complex flavours of ripe fruit, rose hips and light toast from the oak barrel aging, finishing with good balance and length. Match with Cheshire, Gouda or Parmagiano cheeses, gourmet, flatbread pizza, mildly spiced tomato pastas, poached salmon, lamb or pork kebobs, beef liver.

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.
Gamay Noir:
The Gamay Noir grape is a clone of Pinot Noir. The version thought to be responsible for the Beaujolais wines of France is the Gamay Noir a Jus Blanc, as distinct from other Gamay teinturiers - (i.e: Gamay vine mutations of ancient origin noted for their deep red coloring capacity in blends).


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