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Hillside Founder's Block Gamaytext

Hillside Founder's Block Gamay 2018

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaComing from vines planted in 1984 by the founder of the winery, this Naramata Bench gamay was cold soaked for 8 days and fermented for 3 weeks, followed by barrel aging for 9 months in French and Hungarian oak. It starts off with tart red brambleberry blended with some herbal greenness and ground clove savouriness. Lean and brisk on the palate, it exhibits a slightly elevated level of tannins for gamay, which somewhat overwhelms the fruit at this stage.Tasted: 27 January 2023Tasted by: HJ ChaPrices:
BC$26.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Grape: Gamay NoirUPC: 626990024385