2021 Estate Gamay
This delicious, lesser-known Burgundian red is known for delivering Pinot Noir-like qualities at an excellent value and is a great food-pairing wine. Gamay primarily comes from the Beaujolais region in the Southern part of Burgundy and is rarely seen in other parts of the world. Our bud-wood was sourced from one of the oldest plantings of Gamay in the U.S. and was grafted on to a block of Pinot Noir in 2014. Most importantly, this wine should not be confused with the stylistically different, but more commonly known Beaujolais Nouveau--a light-bodied, fresh wine intended to be consumed immediately following the growing season. Our version is inspired after the more serious style of ‘Cru Beaujolais’, which produces a darker, fuller-bodied, more complex, and terroir-driven wine that will age gracefully for years.
Utilizing traditional French methods, our Gamay is fermented carbonically in a large closed-top concrete tank using 100% native yeast. The wine is pressed and then transferred to neutral French Oak puncheons for 9 months aging and bottled young to preserve its freshness and vibrancy. Gamay is an under-rated food-pairing wine, with moderate acidity, light body, restrained tannins, and tangy fruit notes that allow it to stand up to both hearty foods and lighter plates. It is a wine that is both graceful and wild and will continue to gain complexity as it ages. 100% native yeast and full ML. 400 cases. 12.0% alcohol.