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Gamay Noir

Gamay Noir

Vintage 2022

This red grape of Beaujolais, not widely seen in New Zealand was fermented with wild yeast as whole clusters in an open topped fermenter. Often served chilled it is delicate and fragrant, bursting with ripe red fruits.

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$179.94 NZD

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Tasting Notes
This is lighter styled red wine, showcasing brambly red fruit and spice notes. Red currants, raspberries, blackberry leaf and dried herbs with a hint of wood spice make this a delicious and satisfying red wine. It is ideal for any occasion, whether that be on its own or with a wide variety of foods. Can be served chilled.

Vineyards and Winemaking
Two small parcels of Gamay from the Two Terraces Vineyard were hand picked on the 6th and 10th of March 2021 at 23.2 brix . They were fermented in a single concrete fermenter with wild yeasts and the inclusion of 50% whole clusters. Hand plunging was employed in the pursuit of a light and fragrant wine. After a brief period of maceration the wine was pressed to 500 and 600 litre French oak barrels where it aged on lees for nine months. Bottled without finings and filtration. 390 cases bottled.

Soils And Viticulture
This is a single vineyard wine, produced from fruit grown in the Two Terraces Vineyard in Mangatahi. Grown on a stony river terrace formed by the Ngaruroro River, this is a warm site with cool night time temperatures, ideal for growing an earlier ripening grape such as Gamay.

Food Pairing
Pairs beautifully with a wide range of dishes and cuisines and can equally be enjoyed on its own.

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