Willamette Valley Gamay Noir

2022 Willamette Valley Gamay Noir

Our 2022 Gamay Noir has a nice purple hue and a lot of generous acidity. Baking spices and fruit dominate the flavors of this food-friendly wine. It has lots of bright plum and cranberry with som ebeautiful floral notes and a kick of 5-spice. This wine is rich enough to be enjoyed on its own but dares to be accompanied by salmon, ahi tuna, poultry, and aged cheeses.

Production notes

The fruit was hand-picked, sorted, and de-stemmed without crushing to maintain whole berries during fermentation. The Estate portion was 100% whole cluster fermented, making up 12.5% of the final bend. Gentle pump-overs were performed at the beginning and end of fermentation with punch-downs being implemented during peak fermentation to break up the cap. Oxygen was introduced during peak fermentation to promote yeast health and limit off flavors. Malo-lactic conversion finished naturally in barrel with sur-lie aging for 10 months in 25% new French oak.

Technical Information

  • Alcohol: 13.25%
  • Appellation: Eola - Amity Hills AVA
  • Wine Type: Red
  • Varietal Gamay Noir
$35.00 / 750ml