2018 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  
 
Soil:
Escarpment Benchlands: Limestone-rich clay till over sandstone and shale  
 
Composition:
100% Gamay  
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 24 - 29
Sugar- 21.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.74 g/L
pH- 3.26
Yield- 3.6 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
14-day maceration followed by a 14-day fermentation using selected yeast strains; ageing for 10 months in neutral, 225L French, Hungarian and American oak barrels 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- Aug. - Sept. 2019
Alc./Vol. 13%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.75 g/L
pH- 3.4
Production- 2,174 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Medium ruby in colour with ripe aromas of blackberry, purple plum, cracked pepper and black tea over top hints of savoury herbs and spice. The palate is medium in body with fine-grained tannins and ripe black currant on the attack. The tannins taper in the middle, melding with a core of succulent black cherry fruit and notes of cacao. The finish is plush and juicy, with lingering notes of macerating berries, cedar and mint. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Tomato based pizza or pasta. Moroccan-style power bowls, vegetarian paella, Southern-style barbecue ribs, duck breast w. berry coulis 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2020 through 2024; will hold through at least 2026 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$16.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#228569)
LCBO Item #228569
 
Reviews & Accolades:
MICHAELPINKUSWINEREVIEW.COM: What a truly delightful Gamay from an unlikely source. Cave Spring, known for sparkling, Riesling, Cabernet Franc adds another grape to their "what we should be known for" wines...juicy cherry, raspberry and a touch of white pepper, plus acidity to keep it all feeling fresh - an accidental (but welcome) chill added yet an extra layer of enjoyment and fruitiness. ****, Michael Pinkus
 

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