Gamay

    The Fall, Rise and Fall of Beaujolais

    …Beaujolais has been forgotten more often than whatshisname. Beauj wines were top shelf in the 14th century until the Burgundy farmers chased the Gamay Noir grape – crossed with the blessed Pinot Noir – and its wannabe producers south. Gamay lost its prestige in the wake of Marie Antoinette’s gehackt kopf. Gamay grown south of […]…

    3 readers - By The Best of Wines

    Notes

    …My final tranche of holiday notes. E. Guigal Ch d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2007. Meat, and malt, soy and balsamic. Bay and lavender, it's deep and edgy, changeable and with multiple faces. Rich and layered in the mouth, a note of vanilla, beautiful length, perhaps if I was splitting hairs I'd say it's fractionally warm. I wish. . . Ch Cheval Blanc St…

    By Wino sapien

    The LCBO and WineAlign go local

    … Grange of Prince Edward Trumpour’s Mill Gamay Noir 2012, Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2012, Norman Hardie Unfiltered Niagara Pinot Noir 2011, Stoney Ridge Estate Excellence Pinot Gris 2010 If you ask  Heather MacGregor or Lisa Murray, the two responsible for leading the LCBO’s media relations and communications department…

    By Godello

    2011 Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre Domaine de Botheland...

    … 2011 Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre Domaine de Botheland Beaujolais-Villages “L’air de Rien” I haven’t got a care in the world, enjoying my Beaujolais! Fresh, full raspberries and cherries. A hint of bubblegum, kirsch, and dark earth. Yummy cherry-pie filling on the palate. 4/5 bones $$ Gamay 13% abv Beaujolais Villages, FRANCE …

    2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Cave’s Great Gamay Story

    … I’ve been drinking Cave’s Gamay ever since the winery opened and have to say it’s been an wonderful ride. Early vintages had the fruitiness/tartness of Beaujolais, and I recall a chefs’ lunch where it was pronounced to be the best partner for alfresco meals. More recent vintages became earthy/tangy Barberaish in feeling – which is a common trait…

    6 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Des vins de soif à boire l’été!

    … l’été! appeared first on L'Apprentie Sommelière. Tags:  Beaujolais, été, François Villard L'appel des Sereines, gamay, Jean-Paul Brun, Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorées Moulin-à-Vent, Le sommelier fou, Les Côtes de l'Ouest Syrah, Mon P'tit Barriot, soif, syrah, Terre rouge, vin, vin de soif Del.icio.us…

    36 readers - By L'Apprentie Sommelière