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Blue Mountain Estate Cuvée Gamay Noir

Blue Mountain Estate Cuvée Gamay Noir 2018

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is the first vintage of gamay since Blue Mountain revamped their tiering structure, and it now falls under the Estate Cuvée tier. From 11 to 29 year-old vines at their estate vineyard, this was fermented by native yeasts before aging on fine lees for 12 months in 4 year-old French oak barrels and puncheons. It's quite a savoury style of gamay, with loads of spice, crushed rock, and a flinty reductive note, over crunchy red fruits and fresh blackberry in the background. Think pinot noir meets syrah, for those that haven’t gotten on the #gogamaygo bandwagon. It’s medium-bodied and incredibly refreshing, with fine, subtle tannins. And they manage to do it all with only 12.5% abv. Fairly priced, as this would not be out of place in a line-up of Cru Beaujolais. This is the best gamay I’ve had to date from Blue Mountain. Highly recommended.Tasted: 06 February 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 winery direct, private wine shops AB 26.95 private wine shops Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: Gamay NoirCSPC: 389882UPC: 626452401181