Gamay

(gam may)

Gamay grapes in Beaujolais

Price Range

10 to 15 dollars

Years to drink

Drink in 5 years

Serving Temp

55 Degrees

Color

light to mid red

Acidity

Medium

Body

light

Tannins

mid range

Gamay is a purple-colored grape variety used to make red wines, most notably grown in Beaujolais and in the Loire Valley.  Its full name is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc. It was first mentioned around the 15th century. It has been often cultivated because it makes for abundant production; however, it can produce wines of distinction when planted on acidic soils, which help to soften the grape’s naturally high acidity.

Around 75% of Gamay comes from the Beaujolais region of France.

 

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamay

Where it grows

  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Canada
  • Turkey

Dominate Flavors

banana

banana

raspberries

raspberry

Huckleberry

huckleberry

violets

violet

Aroma's

hibiscus
hibiscus
strawberries
strawberries
oregano
oregano
red curran
red curran
black tea
black tea
black plum
black plum

Pairing with cheese

Cheese Pairings

white-rinded cheeses such as Brie and Camembert

How to serve

how to serve

try serving at 55 degrees

warming it slightly will release more aromas

no need to decant

pair with food

Pair with food

Beef, Grilled or roasted chicken,  Quiche,  Pork chops, Grilled fish,  Salads,  Roasted turkey.

 

 

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