One of those beautifully-coloured, luminous wines that results from combining red and white grapes in the vinification. A vintage of compact, crystalline fruits and stony minerals, elevated by a gentle piquancy to the acids. Find out more.
We love Gamay here at Wayward, and here is an obscure local strain to get excited about: Gamay du Bugey. This sub-alpine region, close to both the Jura and Savoie, boasts a variety of microclimates, despite being so small and off-the-radar. The vines face Grand Colombier over soils of limestone and clay and, despite the mountainous location, still see plenty of sun in the ripening season. The result is a pure-fruited wine with a soft, supple texture and gorgeous, lifted aromatics of flowers and spice.
Macerated on the skins for 6 weeks, the pressed with a vertical ratchet press into tank for 9 months. Gamay-lovers take note!