2017 Small Lot Gamay

2017 Small Lot Gamay

Winemaker's Notes:

Fragrances relay cherry compote, blueberry, apple blossom and chipped wood.
The mouthfeel is silky and easy-going. Flavours suggest sour cherry, strawberry and a hint of walnut and pepper lingering through the finish.

Made of grapes from our winery Estate site, harvested between the 10th and 23rd of October at average 22.2° Brix.

The newly-harvested grapes were divided into three lots.  The largest (65%) fermented in concrete.  The remainder was divided into equal portions to ferment in stainless steel tanks and oak cuves.  A small (10%) portion was reserved for whole-cluster fermentation in steel and added to the whole.  After primary and malo-lactic fermentation, 65% of the wine aged in neutral barrels for four months while the remainder aged in tank. 

At the time of bottling in March 2018, alcohol measured 12%, residual sugar: 3 grams per litre titratable acidity: 7.8 grams per litre and pH: 3.3

Vegan friendly.

Food Companions:

Near 14°C beside baked or grilled salmon, red sauce pasta or gourmet pizza with arugula and goat cheese.