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EASTHOPE FAMILY WINEGROWERS GAMAY NOIR 2018

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Gamay Noir
  • Special Feature: Preservative Free

$44.99 $34.99 elsewhere $44.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"This Gamay shows strong pronounced aromas of ripe raspberry, cinnamon, star anise and rose.   Beautifully balanced, this edition of our Gamay makes for an elegant glass of wine (or two!). The palate is delicate, delicious and long. Wild whole bunch fermented, unfined, unfiltered & unsulphered.

In 1395 Phillippe the Bold banished the Gamay grape from Burgundy in favour of Pinot Noir. There are only 5 hectares of Gamay planted in the whole of New Zealand compared with 5000 hectares of Pinot Noir – so one could say that Phillippe's edict had a far reaching effect.

We have been fortunate to visit Beaujolais, the home of Gamay, and taste the best examples. Added to this Rod was lucky to share a bottle of 1929 Morgon – a bottle that clearly illustrates the potential of Gamay to produce a truly great wine. Since then we have harboured a conviction that Gamay could be ideally suited to Hawke's Bay climate.

So it seemed like destiny when a friend let us know of this forgotten parcel of Gamay on our doorstep. With a little persuasion, the vineyard owners allowed us to take over this parcel and sculpt the viticulture to meet our ambition for the resulting wine.

The hand picked bunches are tipped directly to the open topped fermenters to ferment. The slow release of juice and grape sugars to the yeast result in a long gradual fermentation. This is helped along by periodic foot-stomping to release more juice from the bunches. Six weeks later we drain and basket press the wine directly to oak barrels.

After the winter slumber in barrel, spring warmth catalyses a natural Malolactic fermentation. After a total of ten months in barrel, the wine is racked and bottled without fining or filtration.

This the fourth vintage of this wine. And it is fair to say that it is the wine that has really garnered most attention from wine critics and imbibers."
 

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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