2020 Gamay Noir


Tasting Notes

Aromas of cherry compote, cran-apple juice and hints of rose grace the nose, followed by fresh strawberries, light vanilla and pepper.  A soft, smooth mouthfeel is highlighted by refreshing acidity and notes of pomegranate and red fruit, lingering through the finish.

90 Points, JamesSuckling.com

88 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Production Notes

Estate Vineyard Block: GN2, GN1

Tons: 8.9

Yeast: Laffort FX10

Cold Soak: None

Fermentation Duration: 10 days

Malolactic Fermentation: Lallemand alpha

Oak Treatment: Neutral French oak 59 gallon barrels, 3rd use French oak 132 gallon barrels, 4th use French oak 106 gallon barrels, and 4th use French oak 60 gallon barrels.

Additional Notes: 6.5 months in barrel

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition100% Gamay Noir

Brix at Harvest: 22.2


Residual Sugar: 0.1%

Acid: 5.7 g/L

pH: 3.59

Harvest Date: October 8, 2020

Bottling Date: June 2 & 3, 2020

Cases Produced: 624

Vegan Friendly: Yes

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2020 Gamay Noir