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
  • Wine of the Day November 26, 2014

    … 2013 Domaine Clusel-Roch, Traboules, Coteaux du Lyonnais, France. Guillaume Clusel’s Traboules is 100% Gamay from just outside of Lyon, but made at Ampuis, Northern Rhone, not too far away, made from 20 plus year old organic vines. This almost Rhone Gamay shows the influence of place and tradition, it is a little rough around the edges… -
  • Omero Cellars — Willamette Valley Chardonnay Joins the Wine List

    … is crisp and flavors linger. ABV 13.1%. $38. Total case production: 275. This subtle wine is deceptively flavorful. Give it time in the glass and enjoy its evolution. It is a joy to experience. It will leave you smacking your lips. This wine underwent partial (60%) malolactic fermentation and spent 10 months in French oak. Both treatments add…

    Pull That Corkin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Whitecliff's 2012 Gamay Noir

    … I had to get this out while you are still shopping for your Thanksgiving wine. If you are looking for a red on the table, this is one I would suggest and it retails for $20.95 I have to admit, I am not a big fan of Gamay, but this one is crafted well, nicely oaked and balanced with some acidity Some strawberry and cherry notes on the nose…

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess- 2 readers -
  • Le Beaujolais Nouveau est — inevitably — arrivé!

    The cash-cow of Beaujolais Nouveau jumped over the moon Thursday, the third Thursday of November being the regulated release day for the first wine after harvest of the gamay grapes in the bucolic French region of Beaujolais. Much ink had been expended in maligning the supposedly fresh fruity quaff, especially in its role of submerging or obliterating recognition of the fine wi ...

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head- 3 readers -
  • 6 Budget Friendly Wines for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is less than a week away! That means we all need some wine to serve our guests or ourselves, preferably both. Spending top dollar to get good wines is fairly simple. Finding value driven offerings that get the job done is a bit more challenging. Here are some delicious selections that will work well for your Thanksgiving meal. With one exception they all clock in under $25.

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  • Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 146: Happy #BeaujolaisNouveauDay

    … expectations? Leave a comment, and let us know. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: #BeaujolaisNouveauDay, 2014, Beaujolais Nouveau, Burgundy, France, Gamay, Georges Duboeuf, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Video, Wine, Wine Review, Wine Tasting This entry was posted on November 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm and is filed under Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Wine. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

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  • Haywire Lunar New Year Red and White 2015 Hit the Spot

    … bottles I received, I decided to contact some wine loving friends, and try these wines with Chinese food from Sun Sui Wah restaurant on Main Street in Vancouver. We decided to try the following dishes from Sun Sui Wah: Sautéed beef with oyster sauce Braised prawn and sliced chicken with vermicelli hot pot Steamed bean cake and scallop topped…

    MyWinePalin Syrah Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the Day November 20, 2014 Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day

    … 2014 Jean Foillard, Beaujolais Nouveau, Gamay, France. The new harvest is done and now it’s time to celebrate, and of course it is always that third Thursday in November that brings the joy, Beaujolais Nouveau day, a made up holiday and worldwide party, not that we didn’t have reason to party before, but it just got better with fresh juicy… 2 readers -
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