2014 Gamay Noir

Medium-bodied with soft aromatics of dried flowers and fresh red berries.

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Print Wine Notes
Wine Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Gamay Noir
Varietal Composition:
95%Gamay Noir
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/13/2014
Acid:6.2 g/L
Bottling Date:05/07/2015
Residual Sugar:0.2%
Alcohol %:11.8%

Tasting Notes

Medium-bodied with soft aromatics of dried flowers and fresh red berries. In true Beaujolais fashion, you may serve this wine at a slight chill, however, the option is yours to decide.

Winemaker Notes

• 8.5 tons of Gamay Noir fruit and 0.4 tons of Syrah fruit were hand-harvested on 10/13/14. Crushed and de-stemmed together, the chemistry for the combined was 20.6 Brix, 11.2 g/L TA and a pH of 3.13.  The must was fermented on the skins, and was pumped over twice per day for ½  hour each time; then pressed on 10/17/14, after 4 days of fermentation.  The wine was racked to 60% 3rd-use or newer French oak barrels and 40% neutral oak French barrels.  The wine was racked from barrels on 3/16/15, after just over 5 months in barrel with all of the wine included in the final blend.

•  The wine was cold stabilized by chilling for five weeks, at which point the wine was filtered sequentially through 2.0 and 0.8 micron pads on 4/26 and 4/27/15.  Excess CO2 was removed from the wine by sparging with nitrogen before bottling on 5/7/15.  The final chemistry is 11.8% alcohol, a pH of 3.54, a TA of 6.2 g/L, and 0.1 % residual sugar. The free SO2 was 45 ppm at bottling.

• 543 cases were produced.

Food Pairing

The perfect Autumn wine, food-friendly and pairs seamlessly with a range of proteins. Try with lamb, ham, and roasted poultry. The medium-bodied nature of the wine provides the perfect complement to a hearty meal.

Recipes for this wine

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