Gamay

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.
Posts about Gamay
  • My Cave Red!

    … Okay this is not a cheapie, but it is on sale! And comes in a screw cap. 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 ‘best partner for alfresco meals’. More recent vintages…

    Billy's Best Bottles- 2 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Teldeschi 2006 Estate Reserve Terraluna

    … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the F. Teldeschi Winery 2006 Estate Reserve Terraluna red blend. F. Teldeschi is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley appellation. The family has 70 acres under vine planted to Zinfandel, which the area is well-known for, along with Petite Sirah, Carignane, some…

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot- 4 readers -
  • One of the Best Local Reds

    … The Italian Spirit in Local Gamay Charmes Gamay tastes of Italy. Many local Gamays do. Earthy flavours, and lots of gusto. Shades of those hearty Barberas that produce a ferocious appetite for hunks of meat – or a killer lasagna or Bolognese. Solid wine and price. One of the best local reds at the LCBO. CHATEAU DES CHARMES 12 Gamay Noir, VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake 57349 $13.95 …

    Billy's Best Bottles- 3 readers -
  • Single varietal Spanish wine

    … distilled embodiment of Garnacha Blanca with its own unique and distinct aroma. The Toronto Garnacha tasting ushered by Sopexa Canada brought into focus the grape’s diverse spectrum spread liberally around Spanish wine regions. When Garnacha goes it alone the results are extremely varied, from simple syrup inexpensive drops to seriously…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Riesling- 9 readers -
  • What do you mean “Oak”?

    …. Perhaps there are some reds that are a little easier to take when younger (perhaps Gamay?) but for those varieties, it was a little rough. How oak gets into wine It really isn’t obvious that a wine can be “oaked” (i.e. treated with oak) in many different ways. These methods vary considerably in cost from very expensive to very cheap. Usually…

    Wine Country BCin Sauvignon Blanc Syrah Merlot Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Brief notes

    …, but still not enough to re purchase. I was hoping for more shadow and edge and less sweetness. 2010 Dead Arm Shiraz. Spice and pepper, plums, cherry and prune. It seems unnaturally tart for it's size and shape. Meaty and grainy, disarming. I'll pass. 2004 Tyrrell's HVD Semillon. Brilliant. Still green on the nose with citrus and grass and a strike…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Riesling- 3 readers -
  • JoieFarm is aging its reserves one more year

    … when a winery holds back its wines for a year longer? Restaurants, for one. Most restaurant owners also don’t want to tie up capital in massive wine cellars. Many sommeliers don’t have the time, or won’t take it, to decant young wines during dinner service. Apartment and condo dwellers also benefit. There is seldom adequate wine storage in 1,000…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 2 readers -
  • A Comfortable Chewbacca & Seasonal Shelback

    … the Nebbiolo-based juice. We've all been trained to expect boisterous wine when sipping Barbaresco but this seemed more like a big Pinot or Gamay. It couldn't have been that bad, however, I did go back for a second glass after all. I suppose there's as much good to be found in red fruit as there is in brooding, dark fruit - especially when paired with salami…

    2001 Bottles - A Wine Odysseyin Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Jan 5, Geelong Wine Region

    … is easily done. While the region can be visited as a day trip from Melbourne there are plenty of accommodation and fine dining options that could induce you to stay for an extra day or two. Wineries in the Geelong Region with Alternative Varieties Amietta Vineyard Carmenere, Lagrein | Austin's Wines Pinot gris, Viognier | Baie Wines Pinot gris | Banks Road…

    Vinodiversityin Cabernet Franc- 3 readers -
  • 2013 Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Cuvée...

    … 2013 Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Cuvée Traditionnelle Vieilles Vignes Sometimes all I need is a little Beaujolais and some rustic charm to make me happy. Yumberries, raspberries, forest berries, dried cherries and strawberries, bramble, and dry forest floor on the nose. Tart fruit initially on the palate quickly making way…

    Shiba Sommelier- 6 readers -
  • Blue Mountain bubbles take on Champagne

    … deviates slightly from the fruity, drink me now, style of most Okanagan Pinot Gris wines. Forty percent was fermented and aged six months in French oak (new to four years old). The wine in barrels also was left in contact with the lees, but with minimum battonage. The other 60% was fermented and aged in stainless steel. The barrel portion gives the wine…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 5 readers -
  • Stoneboat Pinotage to the rescue

    … Pinot Noir 2012 ($24.90 for 1,100 cases). This begins with toasty oak aromas mingled with cherry. On the palate, cherry and strawberry flavours mingle with spice and very subtle oak. The texture is silky. 88. Stoneboat Pinotage 2012 ($24.90 for 1,000 cases). The wine begins with aromas of plum and black cherry. On the palate, there is a core…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 4 readers -
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