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Uva Non Grata Gamay, Vin de France 2018

FPB9481

Made by Boutinot

For centuries maligned, mistreated and misunderstood, Gamay was outlawed by Philip the Bold in 1395. Some vignerons rebelled, hiding forbidden Gamay vines amongst ‘noble’ Pinot Noir. In their honour we ‘release’ the deliberately disruptive Gamay, bottling without appellation and without rules!

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Production

Gamay prefers the granite /siliceous soils where vineyards lie in the hills to the north west of Lyon in eastern France.2018 brought glorious sunshine and grapes were hand picked deliberately early. In the cellar grapes are vinified using traditional carbonic maceration techniques (in simple terms where fermentation is started by the weight of berries in the vat crushing those below) followed by a short cuvasion to keep the up front juicy fruit characters in this lighter style of wine.

Tasting notes

Bouncy, crunchy Gamay, this no-fuss wine is an irresistible fruit bomb packed with amazing primary fruit aromas and delicious soft red berry flavours. Gorgeous Gamay at its best.

Food match

Try with charcuterie; grilled herby chicken kebabs or sausages on the barbeque.

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