2016 GAMAY

Gamay is the dominant grape planted in the district of Beaujolais in Burgundy. It is often associated with a style called Beaujolais Nouveau which is a very light and easy drinking wine. However Beaujolais also produces more powerful and age-worthy wines from the better vineyard sites. These wines have structure, power and persistence and more closely resemble quality Pinot Noir.

PALATE

Is medium bodied with good fruit intensity and demonstrates the classic strawberry and cream flavours associated with the variety. The wine also exhibits cherry, mushroom and rhubard characters with hints of clove. The tannins are soft fine and supple and the flavour persistent and a long.

REGION

Margaret River

COLOR

light to medium intensity red

AROMA

The wine displays intense strawberries and cream characters with hints of cherry, licorice, stalk and spice

ALC VOL

13.8 percent

WINEMAKING & VITICULTURE

The grapes are grown at the southern end of Margaret River. The grapes are de-stemmed only with a 25% inclusion of whole bunches and then fermented on skins for a period of 10 days. After pressing the wine is aged in 3 and 4 year old French oak barrels for 12 months on lees before assemblage and bottling.