2017 Gamay Noir

Excellent depth and complexity on the palate with ample balancing acidity and a long finish.

$19.95

AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO

TASTING NOTES

Another delicious Gamay, reconfirming this grape variety is arguably the most gulpable red grape in Ontario (and beyond). The nose is fruity with bright red berry notes, along with flowers and spice. Excellent depth and complexity on the palate with flavours of fresh raspberry, ample balancing acidity and a long finish with notes of spice. Will certainly reward those who cellar for the short-to-midterm but is drinking perfectly well on release. Serve lightly chilled so it feels cool in your mouth (13-15oC) and enjoy it with a range of flavourful every day favourites like pepperoni pizza, shepherd’s pie, pasta Bolognese or veggie stir fry.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Harvesting for each vineyard took place in late September and early October and the grapes were vinified separately. The grapes came in in near-perfect condition so minimal sorting was required. After crushing and de-stemming the grapes were moved to stainless steel fermenters where the primary fermentation took place over 3 weeks. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in tank and the wines were kept separate until final blending and bottling in late May 2018.

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AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO

TASTING NOTES

Another delicious Gamay, reconfirming this grape variety is arguably the most gulpable red grape in Ontario (and beyond). The nose is fruity with bright red berry notes, along with flowers and spice. Excellent depth and complexity on the palate with flavours of fresh raspberry, ample balancing acidity and a long finish with notes of spice. Will certainly reward those who cellar for the short-to-midterm but is drinking perfectly well on release. Serve lightly chilled so it feels cool in your mouth (13-15oC) and enjoy it with a range of flavourful every day favourites like pepperoni pizza, shepherd’s pie, pasta Bolognese or veggie stir fry.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Harvesting for each vineyard took place in late September and early October and the grapes were vinified separately. The grapes came in in near-perfect condition so minimal sorting was required. After crushing and de-stemming the grapes were moved to stainless steel fermenters where the primary fermentation took place over 3 weeks. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in tank and the wines were kept separate until final blending and bottling in late May 2018.

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various Niagara Peninsula

Grape Variety

100% Gamay Noir

Brix at Harvest

20.9

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Residual Sugar

5 grams/Litre

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Reviews

92 Points -- Wine & Spirits Magazine April 2019 -- Wine & Spirits

“This drinks like a cru Beaujolais, with a deep, rich meatiness to its tart cherry-cranberry fruit. Winemaker Jean-Pierre Colas pulls the fruit mainly from two estate-owned vineyards, Sandstone and Whitty, and ferments it entirely in stainless steel. With its satin texture and bright, invigorating acidity, it's terrifically thirst-quenching, especially with a light chill and a grilles steak. April 2019”

90 Points -- Rick Vansickle -- Wines in Niagara

“"13th Street takes its Gamay seriously, with no less than three single-varietal (two single-vineyard) wines made with this versatile grape in the portfolio. Gamay is enjoying a surge in popularity in Niagara and 13th Street has always been at the leading edge of the Gamay Renaissance and this every day version of the grape is one of the reasons why. It is quintessential Niagara Gamay with a savoury and bold nose of red plums, bright cherries, brambly raspberries, smoke and a dab of cassis. It’s vibrant and punchy on the palate with ripe plums, anise, red berries and cassis to go with soft tannins and finesse on the finish. Highly gulpable red that will keep your guests happy and satiated all day long." May 2019”