Popular Wines Made From Gamay Varietal Grapes:
- Gamay Noir
These wine produced from the Gamay grape tends to exhibit characteristics that are very similar to that of Pinot Noir. Gamay is a light-bodied, fruity red with tart flavours of cherries and raspberries and even banana. The banana flavour is the result of something called carbonic maceration, but that’s for a geekier post.
Taste: Aromas of red fruit, banana and a hint of spice, give way to prominent flavours of cherry, raspberry and strawberry.
Acidity: Medium to high
Age: Most should be drunk while young and fruity, but the best wines can improve with age.
Potential Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%
Volume: 10 litres
Weeks to Make: 4 Weeks
Makes: 23 litres