Thirst Gamay Noir (2020)
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Only 8 hectares of Gamay are planted in South Africa and this vineyard is situated on a South-East facing slope in Stellenbosch.
In the vineyard
Only 8 hectares of Gamay are planted in South Africa and this vineyard is situated in Stellenbosch on a South East-facing slope. Low, single wire trellising and the sprawling growth of the variety mean that grapes are carried within the canopy, which shelters the thin-skinned bunches from too much direct sunlight, thus conserving natural acidity and freshness. This vineyard is 23 years old so it’s yields are small, as can be expected from a vineyard of this age. We picked early but with optimum ripeness.
In the cellar
In the cellar, whole bunch carbonic maceration methods were used during the fermentation, then the grapes were basket pressed resulting in a wonderfully perfumed fruit expression. No oak used at all.
French charcuterie such as patés, terrines, rillettes and saucisson sec and with white-rinded cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.