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Château des Charmes Gamay Noir Droit St. David's Bench Vineyard
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15¾/20

Château des Charmes Gamay Noir Droit St. David's Bench Vineyard 2017

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaBack in 1982, Château des Charmes' founder Paul-Michel Bosc was pioneering clonal selection research at his vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake. When walking through the vines, he noticed a single gamay noir vine that exhibited some interesting and unique characteristics. Most noticeably to the eye, the vine shoots grew upright (droit is upright in French). This particular gamay produced grapes that ripen about ten days later than standard gamay noir, building higher sugar levels and achieving darker colour. This certainly is not your typical gamay, with dark, brooding plum and cassis, perfumed, peppery notes and a bitter sour cherry finish. #GoGamayGo for foch lovers.Tasted: 12 March 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 19.00 winery direct BC 25.00 private wine shops Producer: Chateau des CharmesDistributors: Blue Note Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Gamay NoirCSPC: 582353UPC: 776409689824