2017 Courtney Gamay
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Scented of blueberry, raspberry filling, black pepper, juniper and moss.
With a supple creaminess, the wine tastes of black cherry, raspberry, red plum and caramel.
Hand-picked in our Estate Vineyard’s Courtney Block on October 27th as grape sugars averaged 24.1° Brix.
Primary fermentation was accomplished in a custom-built limestone concrete tank, with destemmed grapes layered on top of hand-sorted whole clusters. The wine was transferred to 228 L French oak barriques (18% of which were new) to complete malo-lactic fermentation and age for eight months. A further 5-months in neutral barrels followed.
In December 2018, we filled 267 cases of 750 mL bottles and 28 cases of 1.5 L “magnums”. Enjoy now to 2025 (potentially longer in magnums).
At the time of bottling Alcohol measured 13%; Residual Sugar: 1.2 grams per Litre; Titratable Acidity: 7.1 grams per litre pH: 3.43
Dry: 1.2 g residual sugarVegan friendly.
Serve near 14° C with braised lamb shoulder or a traditional charcuterie plate. For vegetarian options, try classic ratatouille, tacos with lentils and cauliflower or cheddar and onion galette.
Treadwell Cuisine - J. Treadwell, tasting notes and pairing recommendation
Dolcetto-like aromas of black cherry, almond and baking spices with noticeable, but not unpleasant, hints of oak. Has good vibrancy yet noticeable creaminess with ripe red fruit and peppery flavours.
Pairing - Duck Confit Terrine with Preserved Plums and Kozlik's Triple Crunch Mustard.
92 points, R.Vansickle, WinesInNiagara.com