2022 Wismer-Foxcroft Gamay
Born from the esteemed Wismer-Foxcroft vineyard on the Twenty Mile Bench, this gamay is ready to enjoy now, yet will reward cellaring.
The nose draws cherry, raspberry jam, kalamata olive and cassis. The texture is juicy with a soft salinity and flavours suggest sour cherry, blackcurrant and purple plum, leaving a spicy hint of sage on the finish.
Grape clusters reaching 21.3° Brix were picked by hand at the Wismer Foxcroft site on the 8th of October.
The newly harvested grapes fermented, half as whole-berry clusters and half crushed, in alternating layers, in a stainless-steel tank. After six months in neutral French oak, 100 cases were bottled in May 2023.
Enjoy now to 2027.
At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 12%, residual sugar: 1 grams per litre titratable acidity: 7.1 grams per litre and pH: 3.4
Dry: 1 g/L residual sugar
Serve near 14°C with rosemary pork tenderloin or barbecued foods.