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Gamay

Gamay Wine Details
Price: $12.95 per bottle

Description: Made from the classic grape of Beaujolais, this wine originates mainly from the limestone-rich clay till soils found on the benchlands of the Niagara Escarpment. Lighter in style, it offers notes of fresh berries and pepper along with a nicely rounded palate, the result of ageing a portion of the cuvée in small oak barrels.

Varietal Definition
Gamay:
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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