This Bourgogne Gamay 2011 pours a light red, almost sparkling in colour. It has a delicate redcurrant and moss aroma, being both pleasing and curious at the same time. It is full of vibrant juicy cherry with some vine greenness. Lots of sweet early summer fruit on the palate, with a slightly sharp bite. A long finish, moving from fruits to a dry woodiness, it still leaves a bright finish in the mouth.
This wine is definitely worth a try. It is from a new appellation, Bourgogne Gamay, created in 2011, which I feel struggles from the belief that all good wine from here must be Burgundy. This Gamay shows how light a well rounded red can be, and the 15% Pinot Noir just adds the finishing earthy notes to please even hardened Burgundy drinkers.
|Grapes:||85% Gamay, 15% Pinot Noir|
|Occasion:||Red Meats, Hams|