De Bortoli Estate Vineyard Yarra Valley Gamay 2018Regular price $167.94 Sale price $125.94
We have been producing Gamay for our Vinoque and La Bohème labels since 2011. In 2013 we grafted and planted Gamay on the Estate Vineyard. Like all the great wines of the Cru’s of Beaujolais, Gamay has found love amongst sommeliers and fine wine retailers throughout Australia. In the last few years we have planted more Gamay as we believe it is the next most exciting cool climate variety after Pinot Noir. An amazing crunchy red with wonderful perfume and charm, it is a perfect match with pine mushrooms, truffle, cassoulet and all things hearty in autumn, winter and spring.
Fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted. A combination of whole berry 60% and whole bunch 40% is tipped into open fermenters followed by 15-18 days of maceration. Fermentation with wild yeast. Pressed, settled overnight and then filled to barrel by gravity. Allowed to mature for 3 months at 16°C in 500L French casks.
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
94 Points - James Halliday
"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"