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Volcanic Hills Estate Winery Gamay Noir

Gamay Noir


Cellar Door Price $13.50

Gamay 100.0%
Serving Temperature 14.0
Alcohol 13.5%
PH 7.8
Drinking Start Year 2016
Drinking End Year 2020

Light garnet colour, and lively with aromas and flavours of cherry, cranberry, red berries, spice with hints of vanilla, pepper. Light bodied with 5 months on French oak, soft tannins with medium acidity - the finish is fresh and bright. This wine is definitely a food wine. Try it slightly chilled! Serve at 14 – 16⁰C and best consumed within 3 - 4 years of vintage.

Growing Conditions

100% of the grapes used for making our Gamay Noir are self-rooted, and come from our Scharf Road West vineyards in West Kelowna, which were originally planted in 1990 with additional plantings in 1992. We currently have a total of 58 acres of vineyards in West Kelowna, within 10 kilometers of our winery, and 7 acres on site. One of our more “riper” vintages, picked at 23 ½ brix. It was aged 5 months in 30% new American oak and 60% in neutral French oak. Fermentation time: 14 days.

Food Pairing

Turkey and spicy stuffing with cranberry sauce, chilli, thin crust meat lover’s pizza, or sausage in filo pastry. Looking for something quick? Try a baguette with jalapeno mozzarella and other soft cheeses.

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