2018 Gamay Noir Sandstone

intense aromas of black cherry, baking spice and vanilla with a touch of earthiness and leather.

$34.95

TASTING NOTES

Bright garnet in the glass with intense aromas of black cherry, baking spice and vanilla with a touch of earthiness and leather. Medium bodied with flavours of fresh black cherries sweet notes from the oak with fine, ripe tannins, bright acidity and a refreshing but savoury finish.

Decant and serve in large Burgundy-style glasses, slightly cool (18-20oC).  Excellent served alongside classic Bistro fare, grilled or roasted poultry and red meats, game, lightly smoked meats and semi-firm cheeses. Unlike many wines made from Gamay, this powerfully structured version will reward cellaring for up to 10 years with a cornucopia of new aromas and mellowed textures

WINEMAKING NOTES

Sourced from our own Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores and Willms Vineyard in Four Mile Creek. Sandstone, our top Gamay, is selected from new and seasoned French oak barrels after 14 months of ageing. Both vineyard were harvested in early October at an average of 20.9° brix. Crushed and destemmed before cold soak, followed by alcoholic fermentation and maceration in stainless steel over 30 days. After pressing, the wine was transferred to a selection of French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and ageing for 14 months.  The wine was lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling in March 2020.

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TASTING NOTES

Bright garnet in the glass with intense aromas of black cherry, baking spice and vanilla with a touch of earthiness and leather. Medium bodied with flavours of fresh black cherries sweet notes from the oak with fine, ripe tannins, bright acidity and a refreshing but savoury finish.

Decant and serve in large Burgundy-style glasses, slightly cool (18-20oC).  Excellent served alongside classic Bistro fare, grilled or roasted poultry and red meats, game, lightly smoked meats and semi-firm cheeses. Unlike many wines made from Gamay, this powerfully structured version will reward cellaring for up to 10 years with a cornucopia of new aromas and mellowed textures

WINEMAKING NOTES

Sourced from our own Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores and Willms Vineyard in Four Mile Creek. Sandstone, our top Gamay, is selected from new and seasoned French oak barrels after 14 months of ageing. Both vineyard were harvested in early October at an average of 20.9° brix. Crushed and destemmed before cold soak, followed by alcoholic fermentation and maceration in stainless steel over 30 days. After pressing, the wine was transferred to a selection of French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and ageing for 14 months.  The wine was lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling in March 2020.

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyards

Whitty Vineyard, Willms Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Gamay Noir

Brix at Harvest

20.9

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Residual Sugar

3 grams/Litre

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