2019 Gamay Nouveau

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Production: 44 cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2019

Variety or Blend: 100% Gamay Noir

Vine Age: 10-20 years

Soil: Mostly clay and loam

Wine Style: Dry

Oak: No

Alcohol content: 10.2%

PH: 3.67

TA: 5.9 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2020

Serving Temperature: 12 – 16 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

Our Gamay Nouveau is made from 100% stainless steel fermented and NOT aged wine. These Gamay Noir grapes
were picked for flavour and balance. Gamay Nouveau style wines are required to have a portion of the wine complete fermentation
with carbonic maceration. Our 2019 Gamay Nouveau is 70% whole cluster for carbonic maceration and 30% crushed and destemmed
fruit. These grapes were fermented on their skins for alcoholic fermentation in a special, small 1500L closed topped stainless
steel fermenting tank that allows for a CO2 rich environment which is necessary for a carbonic maceration style of winemaking.
Pump-overs were carried out daily to keep the yeast happy and healthy and to assist with colour and extraction. After alcoholic fermentation
is complete, we press the grapes off of their skins and taste at the press before pumping into a stainless steel tanks where we allow for
malolactic fermentation to take place before racking and finally hand-bottling.

Appearance:

Ruby crimson with a pink hue.

Aroma:

A variety of sweet red fruits jump out of the glass; fresh red cherry, strawberry and hints of raspberry. Secondary notes of candy
floss, bubble gum, and strawberry-rhubarb pie round out the profile of this youth and fun wine.

Palate:

A light-bodied and well balanced red showcasing jammy red fruits: ripe cherry, red currant and cranberry are on the forefront
of the palate. Flavours of rhubarb, and pomegranate follow. The mid-palate is fruit focused with a backbone of structured
acidity, light spice notes and light structure compliment this youthful and refreshing red. Underlying flavours of watermelon, strawberry
and cotton candy add complexity to the fruit driven finish. This is a very balanced and easy drinking young red that is great slightly chilled,
on its own or with light snacks.

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