Gamay is a purple-colored grape variety used to make red wines, most notably grown in Beaujolais and in the Loire Valley around Tours. Its full name is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc. It is a very old cultivar, mentioned as long ago as the 15th century. It has been often cultivated because it makes for abundant production; however, it can produce wines of distinction when planted on acidic soils, which help to soften the grape's naturally high acidity.
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  • Southbrook Transitions (Niagara) - Wine Reviews

    Tonight's wines are from Southbrook Vineyards' and appropriately part of their "Transitions" line as they are all currently undergoing transition to organic certification. All of the grapes for these wines were handpicked. These wines are available to licensees only, via Trialto Wine Group - look for them in restaurants, as they are not available at the LCBO.

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 3 readers -
  • Wine of the Day December 20, 2014

    … and it thrives here, much as it does in Beaujolais, Burgundy and parts of the Loire, in fact the biodynamic Gamay of Brickhouse (famed Willamette Pinot producer) are highly prized and sell out almost instantly on release. Bow & Arrow also do a straight Gamay which is also worth getting, it is more than just good it is wildly delicious… 4 readers -
  • Malivoire, Gamay, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, 2013, 12.5% abv, C$17.95

    … Gamay. This wine is pretty with a medium ruby shade and light legs; it looks like pomegranate juice. On the nose it’s young and full of ripe red fruit – pomegranate, field berry, strawberry and raspberry – with sweet clove and cedar frond. The palate is dry but offers an off dry feel with medium minus soft tannins which would make this simply…

    winellama- 3 readers -
  • Sparkling Surprises at Southeast Wine Collective in Portland

    … this wine from Chenin Blanc (from Yakima), Cabernet Franc and Gamay. Kate Monroe explained they chose these varietals for "lots of texture." This wine is not yet released and is a bit like a toddler. Just when you think you have a hold it shifts a bit beyond your grasp - slippery bugger. There is a definite orange zest and spice. We are excited…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour- 2 readers -
  • Learning about Wines of Southwest France (Fronton & Cahors) on #Winechat

    … to Négrette, where at least 40% must be included in a final blend. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Malbec, Fer and Gamay are the other grapes permitted. The Colombière 2010 Fronton Bellouguet is a funky wine, where the aroma is sweet anise - very gin like - followed by dark fruit flavors with a nice transition into a juicy tannic finish. Another fantastic wine. This is one wine region I'll continue to explore. Cheers.…

    Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompassin Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec- 3 readers -
  • Le Grand Courtâge Sparkling Wines

    … most people think. Prices below are for the standard 750mL format, though the little 187mL bottles will run you about $7 a pop at retail. NV Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut France Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Ugni Blanc $25, 11.5% abv. The white sparkler opens up with aromas and flavors of green apples with a little toast. Firm…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 6 readers -

    … wines, including estate and single-vineyard estate bottlings, that span the palette from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir (including a rose of Pinot), Syrah, Valdiguie (a Languedoc-Roussillon in the style of a Gamay) and a sparkling Blanc de Noir. But it was the Pinot Noir that possessed me. That it, in fact, possesses so many people…

    Wine Mizerin Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
  • Wine of the Day December 10, 2014

    … 2011 Domaine Mucyn, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP, Rhone Red, France. A brand new producer and wine, a fun discovery, the Domaine Mucyn is a Northern Rhone red from the Collines Rhodaniennes, it is a blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Gamay, and it is delicious and easy to quaff. This red comes in at 12.5% and is poised, brightly fruited and very pleasing…

    grapelive.comin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorees Cote de Brouilly 2013

    … more great Gamay around than ever. The natural wine movement has really helped, because this is a variety that seems to respond well to a natural approach. Tonight I’m drinking a lovely Gamay. Beaujolais, France 12.5% alcohol. Wild ferment, very low sulfur dioxide levels. Wonderful nose of floral red cherry fruit with a sappy, herby edge and some…

    jamie goode's wine blog- 1 readers -
  • Haywire Winery Celebrates the Year of the Sheep

    … acidic structure. There was a solid mouthfeel to the wine, which is likely due to Viognier influences. Some grassiness on the palate with lemon peel, grapefruit pith, flowers, and white tea. My notes show a side comment of, “good, celebration wine”! ~$20 12.9% 2012 Haywire Lunar New Year Red: Predominantly made from Gamay with a “splash” of Syrah…

    The Demystified Vinein Syrah- 6 readers -
  • Your Guide to Cru Beaujolais; Plus, Where to Buy it and Drink it in NYC

    …. It demands your attention. Jean-Claude Lapalu, Croix Rameaux, Brouilly, 2012: Not to be confused with Lapierre, Lapalu makes wines with guts and strength; they are great drinking and deserve global attention. Lelañea Fulton, wine director for the Dirty French (180 Ludlow Street, 212-254-3000)highlights: Damien Coquelet, Vielles Vignes Chiroubles, 2012…

    Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE- 5 readers -
  • Domaine Dupeuble Pere et Fils Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

    … atop a tangy undercurrent, traces of pink peppercorn and rose lingered between each sip. Serve slightly chilled. 100% Gamay Beaujolais France Estate Bottled 12.5% Alcohol $13 Enjoy now Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in budget friendly, estate bottled, france, natural and tagged beaujolais, gamay. Bookmark the permalink.…

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