Sheldrake Point, Gamay Noir 2014, Finger Lakes, New York
Tasting Note: If only more American wine producers would plant gamay and help Americans experience this most-versatile of grape varieties.
Vibrant-ruby-red in color this slightly petillant wine has a nose of red cherry, red plum and red currant with hints of strawberry and nectarine.
On the palate the dry, light-bodied gamay reveals fresh red fruit supported by medium acidity.
This wine is reminiscent of French Beaujolais made from the same gamay grape.
A low-alcohol, straightforward, light-bodied red that would pair well with many a dish including seafood.
Would recommend chilling for 30 minutes in the refrigerator prior to serving to highlight the wine’s bright character.
Bottle Note: Medium-bodied with soft aromatics of dried flowers and fresh red berries. This gamay noir is a beautiful representation of the quality of our Cayuga Lake vineyard and the cool climate of the Finger Lakes.
Tasting Date: September 14, 2016