Production: 120 Cases
Availability: Winery-direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Gamay Noir
Vineyard Designation: Huebel Grapes Estates
Region: Four Mile Creek
Vine Age: 10-20 years
Soil: Mostly clay and loam with limestone
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: 100% French Oa, 22% New Oak, aged for 16 months
Alcohol Content: 12.3%
TA: 6.4 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2028
Serving Temperature: 14 – 18 degrees Celsius
This Gamay Noir was harvested under ideal conditions and the fruit was hanging clean and ripe on the vines. We destemmed all of the fruit and about 50% of the fruit is crushed, while the other 50% remains whole berry during a 5 day cold soak and afterwards during alcoholic fermentation.
Once alcoholic fermentation is complete and the tannin structure is right, we gently press the juice off of the skins and pump it to a settling tank. After settling, the wine is put into specially selected barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine is sulphured in barrel to preserve the character and fruit and continues to age with careful monitoring for 16 months. Through tasting and blending trials, the Gamay Noir is then taken out of barrels, when ready, and blended into tank. A light filtration is carried out before bottling.
Dark ruby with a rose petal hue.
Moderately intense aromas from a youthful wine. Ripe red and dark fruits, black and red cherries, currants and hints of banana
esters. Vanilla pod lifts from the glass followed by sweet aromas of cherry blossom with hints of forest floor and toasty oak that round out the characteristics on the nose.
A round, fruit driven palate of fresh strawberry tarts and bolstering acidity with juicy flavours of field berries and fresh
cranberry, a very fruit-driven wine. A medium-bodied wine with flavours of ripe cherries and a matching tannin structure that supports the mid-palate and stands up to the fruity, spicy and toasty flavours. A balanced acidity retains youthful grape flavours, along with the subtle layered tannins, supports the backbone of this wine and follows through to the finish. A versatile wine to pair with many styles of food from charcuterie to roasted black cod
with lentils or turkey with chestnut stuffing.