Gamay

  • Grape
  • gam-may

A fruity, floral and sometimes earthy light-bodied red that is the main variety planted in Beaujolais. Outside of France, Gamay has a tiny but devoted following.

Light-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Pomegranate

  • Blackberry Bramble

  • Violet

  • Potting Soil

  • Peony

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium-Light
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Low/None
  • Acidity: Medium-High
  • Alcohol: 10–11.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cellar (55–60°F)
  • Glass TypeAroma Collector
  • Decant 30 Minutes
  • Ageability3-5 years
  • Avg Price $25.00

Food Pairing

One of just a few red wines that pairs with all manner of dishes from sweet and sour salmon steaks to beef stroganoff to sesame tempeh.

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