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Gamay

Over 50% of all Gamay vines are planted in Beaujolais; indeed, it is the only grape allowed to be planted in the region. It flowers early, making it prone to frost, and is generally low in tannins.

Gamay is sometimes criticised for producing quite acidic and harshly edged wines; however, in low-yielding vintages, Gamay can produce quite elegant, floral and juicy wines.

The grape is grown elsewhere in France - notably in the Tourraine (in the Loire Valley), where it can produce light and (typically) cheaper alternatives to Beaujolais.

Over 50% of all Gamay vines are planted in Beaujolais; indeed, it is the only grape allowed to be planted in the region. It flowers early, making it prone to frost, and is generally low in tannins.

Gamay is sometimes criticised for producing quite acidic and harshly edged wines; however, in low-yielding vintages, Gamay can produce quite elegant, floral and juicy wines.

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Key Regions

Beaujolais and Eastern Europe.

Colours and Flavours

Since cherry is the dominant flavour, bright and refreshing, the wines of Gamay derivation are usually pink-purple in appearance. Due to the pleasant taste and non-tannic nature, this variety is easily approachable.

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  1. Fleurie President Marguerite, Cave de Fleurie

    Fleurie Presidente Marguerite, Cave de Fleurie, 2016 75cl

    The lightest of the Beaujolais Cru's. A wine with intense black fruit aromas which pairs delightfully with charcuterie.

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  2. Julienas, Domaine Joubert

    Julienas, Domaine Joubert, 2014 75cl

    A fine Cru Beaujolais made from the Gamay grape. Round and light with flavours reminiscent of fresh redcurrant.

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    £10.32
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    £11.84
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    £8.60
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