2019 Small Lot Gamay INSIDERS
Awarded one of the TOP Gamays in Canada, WineAlign.com
92 points, Vic Harradine, Winecurrent.com
For the nose, scents of fresh cherries, and strawberries and a suggestion of white pepper. A taste finds the wine fleshy and medium weight, with flavours of ripe Niagara cherries and raspberries.
Grape clusters grown on the Malivoire Estate and Genova Vineyards were picked at 20.6° Brix.
The newly harvested grapes were sorted by hand. The larger portion (65 %) was gently de-stemmed, while 35% was layered in by whole clusters. After primary and malo-lactic fermentation in concrete tank, stainless steel tank and oak barrel, 70% of the wine was transferred to neutral barrels and the 30% remained in tank. The wine was blended seven months later and bottled in May 2020.
At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 12%, residual sugar: 1 grams per litre titratable acidity: 7.5 grams per litre and pH: 3.41
Dry: 1 g/L residual sugar
Vegan friendly. Certified Sustainable.
Serve near 14°C with with ribs, sausage and other barbecued foods.