Like Pinot Noir? Like Beaujolais? Want to try a cracking example of Gamay (the grape variety used to produce Beaujolais) from winemaking genius Steve Webber, Chief winemaker at De Bortoli wines. Steve fell in love with Beaujolais whilst doing vintage in France and thought this light - medium bodied, fruit-driven variety, much akin to Pinot in style should do well in Australia. So much so, they've been pruducing in the Yarra since 2011. Here's what they think of Gamay:
James Halliday liked it also, describing the 2018 Estate Vineayrd Gamay as:
"Dark purple-red. Ripe black fruit, hints of aniseed and licorice jubes plus spice from whole bunch inclusion. There’s a satisfying density to the dark fruit character and a pleasant chewy texture as the wine moves across the palate. Not fine, but fun. Good drinking" - 94 Points James halliday
Usually selling for $27.99 at the Cellar Door, you can grab it at Covert for just $20.99 a bottle in 6-packs.