2017 Gamay

VQA Niagara Escarpment
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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. 
 
Origin:
100% Niagara Escarpment (Beamsville Bench) 
 
Soil:
Beamsville Bench – stony, limestone-rich clay till over sandstone and shale  
 
Composition:
100% Gamay  
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 21 - Nov. 02
Sugar- 19.9º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 10.97 g/L
pH- 3.28
Yield- 4.5 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
Following a 13-day maceration, the wine was gently pressed and then aged for 10 months in a mix of older French and American oak barriques and puncheons. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- Aug. - Sept. 2018
Alc./Vol. 12%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6 g/L
pH- 3.54
Production- 3,280 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Aromas of red cherry, strawberry compote and pepper abound, with hints of toffee, licorice and wet slate in behind. Medium in weight, the palate is built around a core of juicy blackberry fruit and light, soft tannins, punctuated by a bright hit of acidity. Judicious oak treatment brings a round, silky feel that draws notes of raspberry and spice into a long, supple finish. This is a vintage that impresses for its easy drinking, refreshing character and ripe, persistent flavours. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Goat’s cheese appetizers; tomato based pizza or pasta; grilled meats; barbecue chicken; serve lightly chilled. 
 
Ageability:
Generous and approachable from the outset, this vintage possesses the ripeness and structure to develop until at least 2022. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$16.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#228569)
LCBO Item #228569
 
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