Everyone loves an underdog and Gamay, although a classic varietal, always seems to walk in the shadow of Pinot Noir. However, Gamay Noir typically offers enhanced acidity and a more fruit forward palate than the average Pinot Noir.
We treat our Gamay with as much respect as our Pinot Noir. The vines are meticulously maintained ensuring that we get a balanced crop abound with ripe fruit. As Gamay Noir is a delicate style of wine, we allow it to sit on the skins for two weeks. This helps derive colour and complexity. The wine is then barrel aged in both small and large French oak barrels to soften and mature the wine.
On the nose this wine is full of red plum, raspberry, blackberry and a hint of smoked meat. The palate is refreshing, with dominate red berry notes. With its natural acidity, Gamay Noir is a wine that resets the palate with each sip.
One of the best things about Gamay Noir is its versatility. When slightly chilled the fruit steps forward even more, while the acidity drops further into the background. This keeps the wine refreshing and is perfect for those that typically drink white wine.Gamay Noir is a real treat when served alongside grilled meats, stuffed peppers or light gravies. It is also fabulous paired with spicy chicken wings.
|Aging Process:||Barrel Aged in French Oak for 10 Months|
|Vineyard:||Angels Gate Estate|
|Aging Process:||Bottle Fermented (Traditional Method), Minimum 12 Months on Lees|
$16.95A new varietal to the Angels Gate family. Vinified using the Muscat grape this wine has floral and citrus notes. It is off-dry on the finish and fairly low in acidity making it a great summer sipper.
$19.95What would summer be without the perfect patio or pool wine. Our 2016 Shine is a first vintage sparkling wine vinified using the Muscat grape. It is finished in an off-dry and very refreshing style. Look for notes of citrus and tree fruit on the nose.
|Aging Process:||Free run juice, stainless steel fermented and aged.