2018 Whitty Vineyard Gamay

Aromas of fresh black raspberries, ripe black cherries, and a touch of cracked pepper

$23.95

TASTING NOTES

Precise and classic Gamay with aromas of fresh black raspberries, black cherries, cracked pepper and a touch of minerality. On the palate, there are intense flavours of black cherry and strawberries with soft but young tannins and refreshing acidity adding to the structure. The finish is flavourful and refreshing.
Serve slightly chilled alongside charcuterie, pink-fleshed fish or fatty pork dishes. Will also hold up to dishes with mild spice from chili or fresh ground black pepper.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Given the relatively rainy and warm September, the grapes in our Whitty Vineyard were carefully sorted both in the vineyard and again in the winery at harvest in early October. The grapes were immediately crushed and destemmed and fermented in open top stainless steel tanks with regular punching down to extract colour and structure. After malolactic fermentation, the wine remained in stainless steel tanks until it was lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling in July 2019. The use of sulphur throughout the process was kept to the absolute minimum to ensure the purest expression of the exceptional fruit.

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TASTING NOTES

Precise and classic Gamay with aromas of fresh black raspberries, black cherries, cracked pepper and a touch of minerality. On the palate, there are intense flavours of black cherry and strawberries with soft but young tannins and refreshing acidity adding to the structure. The finish is flavourful and refreshing.
Serve slightly chilled alongside charcuterie, pink-fleshed fish or fatty pork dishes. Will also hold up to dishes with mild spice from chili or fresh ground black pepper.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Given the relatively rainy and warm September, the grapes in our Whitty Vineyard were carefully sorted both in the vineyard and again in the winery at harvest in early October. The grapes were immediately crushed and destemmed and fermented in open top stainless steel tanks with regular punching down to extract colour and structure. After malolactic fermentation, the wine remained in stainless steel tanks until it was lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling in July 2019. The use of sulphur throughout the process was kept to the absolute minimum to ensure the purest expression of the exceptional fruit.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Whitty Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Gamay Noir

Brix at Harvest

21.4

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Residual Sugar

3 grams/Litre

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Reviews

90 Points -- Michael Godel -- WineAlign

“ Great acids, crunch, earthy red fruit and persistence are also hallmarks of this singular gamay. ”

90 Points -- Sara d'Amato -- WineAlign

“An exemplary well-priced gamay that shows 13th Street's (and notably winemaker JP Collas') adeptness with this grape variety. Offering a curious ferrous notes as well as welcome earthiness and flavours of cherry jam and dried leaf. Reminiscent of the ageing potential of a very good quality cru Beaujolais. Great value. Tasted May 2020.”