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ESTATE GAMAY 2020 Unfiltered, VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HIDDEN BENCH
This REPEAT has a very deep, intense, violet-red which is a tad 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 Gamayís,charming, ripe, raspberry-black-cherry fruit. Itís 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 Hid Ben
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91 points)
Tangy, Intense, Dry, Raspberry-Driven
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: From the more traditional side of winemaking, this similarly sourced Gamay is aged in French oak (14% new) for nine months. The nose is quite plummy with dark cherries, violets, forest berries and integrated spice notes. It's juicy and dense on the palate with some structure and tannins that showcase the dark cherries, black raspberries, earthy/savoury notes, and spice on a fresh, finessed finish. Score - 92 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, Nov. 14, 2022) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 15, 2023
Cases bought 49 (12 bottles per case)

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