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WISMER-FOXCROFT 33% WHOLE CLUSTER CRU GAMAY NOIR 2021 Single vineyard, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BACHELDER
Medium gently violet-tinged red colour. Very pretty, slightly spicy, intense, fresh, ripe, crancherry fruit on the nose with some complex, faintly earthy, sandalwood-minerally notes. Dry, medium bodied, very well structured, slightly spicy, enchanting, bright, ripe, complex, fraises des bois and ruby grapefruit flavours was lingering, faintly earthy, gently cedary, lively, cassis-tinged finish. A delicious, quite ready-to-drink, distinctive, one-of-a-kind Gamay that would be absolutely amazing with your Thanksgiving dinner. It has 12.5% alcohol and undfer 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L2023 03 01-08 on the lower part of the glass bottle. NEW in Vintages - only 244 bottles available. CSPC 33994
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Sch Age
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(94 points)
Lively, Intense, Complex, Wild Strawberries
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: What many feel is the finest expression of Bachelder's Niagara Cru Gamays, and possibly Grand Cru at some point in the future, is vinified with 33% whole grape clusters from fruit sourced on the Twenty Mile Bench - the furthest west of the collection. \"We are so happy to work with Wismer-Foxcroft - not least for the contrast it underlines between the Vineland Bench and the beautiful, more lush propositions coming out of the Niagara-on-the- Lake terroir parcels,\" said Bachelder. It shows slightly more colour than the other Gamays with a beguiling nose of fresh cherries, red currants, forest berries, plums, subtle reductive notes, an almost iron-y minerality and integrated savoury spice accents. The flavours turn to darker berries on the palate with anise, cassis and plums with a firm and structured tannic backbone, earthy/savoury notes, a certain rustic umami note and integrated spices all leading to a long, lingering finish. If \"cru\" Gamay is your thing, this is your muse. A long cellar life awaits this wine, say 8+ years if you dare. A beauty. Score - 94 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, May 1, 2023) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 7, 2023
Cases bought 20 (12 bottles per case)

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