Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Oregon Gamay Noir - Anden Vineyards

Oregon Gamay Noir - Anden Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: This wine has a great nose of five-spice, anise, cedar and plum. Flavors of black fruit and spice blend with soft tannins making this a very smooth and silky wine to drink. Try it slightly chilled by the BBQ.

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).


Back to Amity Vineyards information