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JoieFarm Gamay 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWhat a difference a vintage makes. The 2015 JoieFarm Gamay is markedly different than the 2014, with brooding dark fruit, smoked meats, fire smoke overtaking this single vineyard wine, from Naramata Bench's Deep Roots Vineyard. The warm 2015 vintage has propelled this wine into stewed fruits (and 14 percent). Partial destemmed, this underwent MLF in French barrel before ten months in a mix of barriques, puncheons and 30 hL cask before bottling and an eight month rest prior to release. Big and ripe, full with sour cherry, forest campfire smoke and moss, this is juicy on the sweet, smooth, silk palate, with a finely grippy / gritty framework housing. This is a giant, brooding, punchy gamay, ready to take on rabbit or grilled pork. Darker brooding spectrum for gamay.Tasted: 29 September 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.90 winery direct, private wine shops AB 35.00 private wine shops Producer: JoieFarmGrape: Gamay NoirCSPC: 38877UPC: 00692739000187