Granite Hills Gamay 2021
The Gamay sits at the north western end of the vineyard perched on the tip of the north slope where the land drops down off one of the bigger pieces of granite on their land as well as being one of the steepest sections. The hardy and ragged nature of Gamay makes this section ideal for the variety. No whole bunch at all, high amount of whole berries to allow for a natural tannin structure.
Llew does barrel ferment the Gamay across 5 barrels, 1 new and 4 old over 10 months. After tasting some cooler climate Swiss Gamay’s Llew has become interested in experimenting with small amounts of new oak. No carbonic at all. One of the oldest plantations of Gamay in the region, it has slowly become a variety that has gained much popularity in the area. 100% estate grown like all their wines. The Gamay section is comprised of 222m 15, RCV12 and BWG19 clones. Only 150 dozen made on average per year.
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