2017 Gamay Blanc de Noir

Our first sparkling wine made entirely from Gamay. Fresh and persistent with flavours of berries and fresh dough with notes of minerality and refreshing acidity.

$34.95

Fine bubbles in the glass. Fresh aromas of raspberry, maraschino cherry, cream and almonds.  On the palate the mousse is fresh and persistent with flavours of berries and fresh dough with notes of minerality and refreshing acidity. The finish is long with lingering notes of cherry and tart acidity.

Enjoy this delicious Sparkling Gamay on it own or as the perfect complement to country pâté with wine soaked cherries.

Serve chilled at 5-8° C.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our first sparkling wine made entirely from Gamay, the fruit was hand-harvested in the first week of September 2017 from the first few rows of our Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores. The grapes were transferred gently into the press and the free run juice was captured separately to preserve the elegant profile. Primary fermentation was kept cool and in 100% stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation was suppressed to keep the fresh fruit character in the wine. The secondary fermentation took place in bottle and the wine was aged sur lattes for a minimum of 12 months. After the lees was removed, winemaker Jean-Pierre Colas felt the wine was in perfect balance so decided to not add any sugar to the dosage resulting in a classically dry sparkling wine in the zero dosage style.

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Fine bubbles in the glass. Fresh aromas of raspberry, maraschino cherry, cream and almonds.  On the palate the mousse is fresh and persistent with flavours of berries and fresh dough with notes of minerality and refreshing acidity. The finish is long with lingering notes of cherry and tart acidity.

Enjoy this delicious Sparkling Gamay on it own or as the perfect complement to country pâté with wine soaked cherries.

Serve chilled at 5-8° C.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our first sparkling wine made entirely from Gamay, the fruit was hand-harvested in the first week of September 2017 from the first few rows of our Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores. The grapes were transferred gently into the press and the free run juice was captured separately to preserve the elegant profile. Primary fermentation was kept cool and in 100% stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation was suppressed to keep the fresh fruit character in the wine. The secondary fermentation took place in bottle and the wine was aged sur lattes for a minimum of 12 months. After the lees was removed, winemaker Jean-Pierre Colas felt the wine was in perfect balance so decided to not add any sugar to the dosage resulting in a classically dry sparkling wine in the zero dosage style.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Whitty Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Gamay Noir

Brix at Harvest

17.7

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Residual Sugar

2 - 0 dosage grams/Litre

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Reviews

93 Points -- Rick Vansickle -- Wines in Niagara

“Made from 100% Pinot Noir from the Whitty Vineyard, this top dog sparkler from Colas follows in the footsteps of the last time it was made from the 2007 vintage. It was on the lees for a full 60 months, did not go through malo and there was no sugar back added to dosage. Just wow! Such a delicate mousse with a beautiful yet complex nose of poached pear, mineral, citrus, lemon curd, brioche, bready/yeasty notes and a subtle, interesting oxidative note. It’s dry and austere on the palate with persistent tiny bead of bubbles and a rich, textured feel to go with a mélange of berries, creamy pear, baked apple, earth and smoky notes that all linger on a finessed palate and graceful finish.”