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Gamay 2017

Gamay 2017
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Okanagan Valley VQA
Sugar
24 Brix
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.7
Bottling Date
July 13, 2018
Residual Sugar
3.0 g/L
Alcohol %
13.8
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Okanagan Valley VQA
Sugar
24 Brix
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.7
Bottling Date
July 13, 2018
Residual Sugar
3.0 g/L
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The colour of the 2017 Gamay is reminiscent of dark cherry/candy apple red with a slight purple hue. On the nose, you have wonderful array of fruity aromas consisting of black raspberry, cranberry and pomegranate supported by notes of black pepper, red liquorice and white flowers. On the palate, these flavours are joined by notes of dark plum, spicy cigar box, and delicate lashings of vanilla bean. Texturally, the palate is full and mouth-coating, but very soft and elegant, with a long finish.
Vineyard Notes
The grapes came exclusively from the Seven Mountain Vineyard, located on the east shoreline of Lake Okanagan in Kelowna. The grapes were carefully selected from the finest sections of the vineyard with the lightest soil, producing the smallest, most intense berries. Two sections of the vineyard were selected and fermented separately to produce two very distinct wines in the cellar – one was very tannic and dark, and the other was less tannic, but aromatically more complex and fruitier. The vineyard was subjected to rigorous fruit thinning to drop any inferior grape bunches onto the ground and to ensure the highest quality wine.
Production Notes
100% Gamay
Winemaker Notes
As mentioned, we produced two distinct Gamay wines in 2017 from the same vineyard, which allowed for added blending opportunities in the final wine. In each component batch, the grapes were carefully hand-sorted, destemmed, and gently pumped to tank for fermentation. The caps were pumped over twice daily for about 8-10 days and the wine was then pressed off to commence the maturation process. The two batches of wine were kept separate until June so that the progress and development of each batch could be evaluated over time. The final wine was assembled, clarified, and bottled in July, 2018. We determined that the best possible wine was ultimately made with 75% of the softer, highly aromatic wine blended with 25% of the darker, more tannic wine.
Production
288 cases
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