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ESTATE GAMAY 2020 Unfiltered, VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HIDDEN BENCH
There’s no question that this second release of Hidden Bench organic Estate Gamay Noir is now a two-of-a-kind item. First, there is the colour which is a very deep, intense, violet-red and is unusual for this grape. Second, the nose which is also very intense and complex has initial savoury, slightly reductive, earthy notes. After a few minutes in the glass these notes are swallowed up by a tital wave of Gamay’s,charming, ripe, raspberry-black-cherry fruit. It’s dry, medium bodied, fairly dense and quite mouth filling with vibrant, ripe plum-crancherry-cassis-raspberry flavours with a lingering, faintly tart, leanish finish. The 573 cases are made from special French Gamay clones - 22% were fermented whole cluster. It has 12.5% alcohol, 1 g/L residual sugar and a hefty 7.15 g/L total acidity. It spent 9 months in a mix of French oak (12%) and 56% in neutral barriques. Unfined and unfiltered. CSPC 20422
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Mar Ant
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91 points)
Tangy, Intense, Dry, Raspberry-Driven
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: After the success of the inaugural 2019 vintage Gamay, this sophomore effort comes from grapes picked by hand from five-year-old vines. It's fermented with ambient yeast before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect a vibrant wine evoking juicy berry fruit and garden herbs, and pair with roast turkey and sautéed mushrooms. Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 16, 2022
Cases bought 97 (12 bottles per case)

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