Malivoire Gamay 2006

July 26th, 2008 Sean Posted in Canada, Gamay Noir No Comments »

We had the fortune of previewing this wine months ago at an event in Toronto. Since then I have been waiting “patiently” for this wine to make it’s general release. While I love a good Pinot, a great Gamay is irresistible. Very close to $20.00 but very worth it for that summer dinner or BBQ with good friends.
To describe this wine in a word I would choose “elegant”. While it does incorporate some of the earthy qualities of a Pinot, it’s a very refined and balanced bottle. Ontario climate certainly has a lot to do with this all star.
Tip: 10 minutes in the fridge before severing - slight chill
At a Glance
Taste wild berries, earth, passion fruit tea
Smell raspberry coulis, black tea, wild blueberry
Food veal roast with roasted vegetable salad
Sweetness dry
Price $17.00
LCBO# 591313
Score 4.5
Malivoire Gamay

Château des Charmes Gamay Noir 2006

March 25th, 2008 Chuck Posted in Canada, Gamay Noir No Comments »

I’m betting the extra 5 dollars to get out of Chateau des Charmes’ entry level gamay would have paid off.
Gamay is a light red to begin with, but I would have liked to taste some more prominent flavors in this vintage.
Tip: tulip glass
At a Glance
Taste cherry, raspberry
Smell raspberry, cherry, berries
Food grilled chicken
Sweetness dry
Price $12.45
LCBO# 57349
Score 2

Hillebrand Artist Series Gamay Noir 2006

January 15th, 2008 Archive Posted in Canada, Gamay Noir No Comments »

From the winemaker
Deep cherry red colour with aromas of strawberry and black cherry with just a touch of earth and black pepper.
Raspberry, black cherry and strawberry flavours fill the mouth followed by juicy blackberries and cherries which linger through on the finish of this wine.

Serve slightly cool at 14 to 16°C. Serve with gourmet pizza

$ 11.45
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