- APPELLATION: VQA Creek Shore
- VINEYARD(S): Whitty Vineyard
- GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 100% Gamay Noir
- BRIX AT HARVEST: 20.8°
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3 grams (dry)
Precise and classic Gamay, with floral notes, aromas of fresh black raspberries, black cherries and a touch of spice. On the palate, flavours of strawberry jam and cherry liquorice dominate 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.
Following an amazingly clean harvest, the grapes were 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 2018. The use of sulphur throughout the process was kept to the absolute minimum to ensure the purest expression of the exceptional early-picked fruit.
Tech Sheet: Whitty Vineyard Gamay 2017—