About This Wine:
Known for producing light and fruity red wine, the Gamay is a grape that thrives along the gently sloping hillsides of the Niagara Escarpment. In this area overlooking Lake Ontario, moderating on-shore breezes combine with limestone clay soils to create a truly singular expression of this variety, exhibiting lively notes of fresh berries, pepper and spice.
100% Beamsville Bench (Cave Spring Vineyard);
Beamsville Bench – stony, limestone-rich clay till over sandstone and shale;
Harvest Date- Sept. 25 - 28
Sugar- 21.7º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.61 g/L
Yield- 4.5 tonnes/acre
Following a 9-day maceration, the wine was gently pressed and then aged for 10 months in a mix of older French, Hungarian and American oak barriques.
Bottling Date- September 2016
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.3 g/L
Production- 2,265 cs. (9L)
A complex nose of black cherry, blackberry, cracked pepper and caramel, with hints of autumn leaves in behind; full bodied as Gamay goes, with black pepper and bright, juicy red cherry fruit, light but silky tannins and soft barrel textures on the front and mid-palate and an intense finish packed with spice and steeped cherry flavours.
Goat’s cheese appetizers; tomato based pizza or pasta; grilled meats; barbecue chicken; serve lightly chilled
Made in a very approachable style, this wine is best consumed within the first 3 years after release, or by 2022.
Ontario Retail Price:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#228569)
LCBO Item #228569