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Bachelder Bai Xu Gamay Noirtext
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Bachelder Bai Xu Gamay Noir 2019

Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaThomas Bachelder, long heralded with his skilled hand at chardonnay and pinot noir, has turned his eye towards gamay, with a series of releases from the 2019 vintage. Jackson Bai and his family own Four Mile Creek's Bai Xu vineyard, planted in 1981 with unknown clones, on a mix of loamy clay, silt, sand and limestone. This gamay utilized 20% whole cluster. Pouring a pale crimson hue this finessed gamay opens with bright and lifted cherry blossoms, wild raspberry, candle wax, and a soft dusting of white peppercorn and mineral salts. Tannins are fine and long, hugging this lighter red through the haunting finish. Drinking beautifully now, and with tine ahead.Tasted: 30 August 2021Tasted by: Prices: ON 27.95 winery online/direct Producer: Mary et Thomas Delaney-Bachelder et FillesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Gamay NoirUPC: 185729000811