“THIRST” GAMAY

£15.00

This rare Gamay is lean and light but by no means simple. The palate displays supple tannins that provide texture, expressive red fruits, herbaceous tomato-leaf and a fantastic length. Utterly smashable.

Description

Tasting Note

This rare Gamay is lean and light but by no means simple. The palate displays supple tannins that provide texture, expressive red fruits, herbaceous tomato-leaf and a fantastic length. Utterly smashable.

Food Match

French charcuterie such as patés, terrines, rillettes and saucisson sec and with white-rinded cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.

Wine Maker

Radford Dale

Vineyard info/Viticulture

Only 13 hectares of Gamay are planted in South Africa and this vineyard is situated on the lower slopes of the Eastern bank of the Berg river with a west-facing aspect. Low, single wire trellising and the sprawling growth of the variety mean that grapes are carried within the canopy, which shelters the thin skinned bunches from too much direct sunlight, thus conserving natural acidity and freshness. The vineyard was planted in 1984 so yields are small, as can be expected from a vineyard of this age.

Vinification

In the cellar, semi-carbonic maceration methods were used during the fermentation, resulting in a wonderfully perfumed fruit expression.

Additional information

Colour

Red Wine

Closure

Screw Cap

ABV

11

Country

South Africa

Region

Stellenbosch

Unit Volume (CL)

75cl

Case Size

6x75cl

Vintage

2017

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