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Quails' Gate Cailleteau Gamay Nouveaux
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Quails' Gate Cailleteau Gamay Nouveaux 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaCailleteau (baby quail) 2018 is the third release of the Quails’ Gate nouveau gamay that pays homage to the French tradition of vineyard owners and workers in the region of Beaujolais celebrating the end of harvest by drinking the “new wine.” The grapes are picked, fermented and bottled within a one-month time frame, to be released on the third Thursday of November. The goal is a vibrant, juicy, fruity red wine you can drink today. The result is all that, and in 2018, with less sweetness and more savoury components. Expect fresh crushed black cherry flavours with a touch of pepper, brown spices and forest floor. The texture is soft and round making it easy to sip. The grapes were picked on September 30 at Drought Vineyard in West Kelowna. The wine was made using traditional carbonic maceration techniques or fermenting whole clusters of grapes in a carbon dioxide rich environment.Tasted: 15 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 19.99 winery direct, club members Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants Inc.
Varietal: Gamay NoirCSPC: 33881UPC: 778856418248