On the Road with the Grape Guy

#GoGamayGo from BC and Ontario

10 Aug 2018

My love for Gamay seems to know no bounds, and although it is a French grape from the Beaujolais region and Canadian winemakers have started to really embrace it and show it some love; and in turn wine-lovers of Canada are showing their love right back.

Gamay Article LinkI recently posted my Quench article on the topic of Canadian Gamays (#GoGamayGo) and decided to now post the full extent of my reviews and the scores that I gave them at the time … and as a bonus I am posting some extra reviews, wines I have tasted over the past few months on my own and at the All Canadian Wine Championships … if there is a Canadian grape we can all learn to love and get behind it is most assuredly Gamay … #GoGamayGo

British Columbia Gamay …

Bella Wines NV Gamay, Cavada Vineyard Sparkling*** ½+
Deep Roots 2016 Gamay****
The Hatch 2016 Gamay****
Pipe ‘Dreams 2015 Gamay*** ½+
Rust Wine Co. 2017 Gamay*** ½+
Volcanic Hills 2016 Gamay Noir 2016****+

Ontario Gamay …

13th Street 2016 Gamay*** ½+
13th Street 2014 Gamay Noir, Sandstone Vineyard****
Back 10 Cellars 2017 Gamay, Everything at Stake****+
Cave Spring 2016 Gamay****
Chateau des Charmes 2016 Gamay Noir Droit*** ½+
Featherstone 2016 Gamay Noir****
Henry of Pelham 2016 Gamay Estate****+
Malivoire 2016 Gamay, Courtney Vineyard****+
Malivoire 2016 Gamay, Small Lot****+
Stratus 2015 Gamay****+
Trius 2016 Gamay Noir*** ½+

Bonus Gamay …

These are Gamays I have tried over the past few months, including those I tasted during my time judging at the All Canadian Wine Championships

Alton Farms 2015 Gamay (Ontario) … ****
Deep Roots 2017 Gamay (British Columbia) … ****
Desert Hills 2017 Gamay (British Columbia) … ****+
Desert Hills 2016 Gamay, Family Reserve (British Columbia) … ****+
DiProfio 2016 Gamay Noir, Mia Cora Vineyard (Ontario) … *** ½
Henry of Pelham 2015 Gamay Estate (Ontario) … ****+
Hillside Winery 2015 Gamay Noir (British Columbia) … ****+
Leaning Post 2016 Gamay (Ontario) … ****
Leaning Post 2016 Gamay, The Natural (Ontario) … ***+
Malivoire 2017 Gamay, Small Lot (Ontario) … ****
Tawse 2015 Gamay, Redfoot Vineyard (Ontario) … *** ½



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