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- 12.5 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
Uva Non Grata Gamay V20
Bouncy, crunchy Gamay, this is an irresistible fruit bomb packed with fresh, primary fruit aromas and the delicious soft red berry flavours of gorgeous Gamay at its best.
Gamay loves the granite/siliceous soils of the vineyards in the hills to the north west of Lyon in eastern France. Grapes were hand picked deliberately early to maintain freshness. In the cellar, they are vinified using traditional carbonic maceration techniques (where fermentation is started by the weight of berries in the vat, crushing those below) followed by a short cuvasion to maintain the up front, juicy fruit character.
Exactly the sort of Gamay the textbooks tell you to expect: All joie de vivre crushed red berries with the scent of peony and violet. Given it’s price it is a ‘hell yes’ (or perhaps a ‘oui d’enfer’?) from us.
FYI: Uva Non Grata – meaning unwelcome grape – is an oblique reference to Philippe The Bold of Burgundy’s famous expulsion of the vine from his kingdom.