Showing posts with label Gamay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gamay. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Lyons Will Rosé 2022


Find a bucket of ice and sip this by the pool when the summer sun demands you drink something cool - what a classy bone dry Rosé we have here.

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Ayelsbury Estate QO5 Gamay 2021

You could be mistaken that a Shiraz was in your glass. This is bigger and more robust for a Gamay than I expected, that's for sure.

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Thick as Thieves Driftwood 2021


This is something. It's smashable deluxe! Juicy, dancy and pretty, it was recommended to me by Joe Caruso - the owner of the uber cool Somm bottle shop on the Gold Coast. If you're in the hood, drop by. And if you ever see one of these on the shelf, reach out and grab one - quickly!

Saturday, 6 November 2021

Eldridge Estate PTG 2021


Blink and it's gone. It doesn't take long for the 'sold out' sign to be posted beside this wine on the Eldridge Estate website. It's a ripper year in year out and I reckon if David Lloyd jacked the price up it would still race out the door, such is its beauty and adorable juicy factor.

Monday, 11 October 2021

Lyons Will Estate Gamay 2020


Oh, Gamay! What a way to steal someone's heart. So slick and glorious. Only 48 cases were produced and it'll be gone in a heartbeat.

Friday, 25 June 2021

Eldridge Estate Gamay 2019


Oh, Gamay. Such a luscious drink - enough to make you weak at the knees. Eldridge Estate is always an excellent producer of the variety and lovers of Beaujolais ought to make a beeline towards it.

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Lyons Will Estate Gamay 2019


Gamay brings nothing but big smiles and thrusts you into the pleasure zone. My suggested food match is a large bowl of chips straight out of the air fryer with some footy or a trashy reality TV program to watch. Damn, this slides down so well. In the words of Meg Ryan, "Yes, yes, yes!"

Thursday, 11 March 2021

De Bortoli Estate Gamay 2019


Gamay is ever-reliable when done well. This release from De Bortoli ticks that box. It's a lovely drink.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Eldridge Estate PTG 2019

There wasn't a drop left. Sling some in your glass and you'll see why. A Pinot Noir and Gamay blend - super juicy and delicious deluxe, resistance is futile.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Punt Road Gamay 2017

Gamay is bringing sexy back. More and more wineries are dropping it in the dirt, and deservedly so. There's so much pleasure to draw out of its simplicity and soft touch. Lazy Sundays and sunsets with a glass or two of this for the win.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Eldridge Estate PTG 2017

Such a versatile red. So delicious - dare I use the word smashable.

A 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay. It's a slight shift from the usual 50/50 but the quality and satisfaction delivered certainly haven't wavered.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Eldridge Estate PTG 2016

Enjoyment factor is cranked high here. It's easy to see why this sells out in quick time every year.

I bought a couple of bottles when I popped in to the Cellar Door a few months ago - a great little place. If you manage to see David Lloyd around, be sure to have a chat. His passion is infectious.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Samuel's Gorge Piñata People Gamay 2015

Burger night saw me armed with this and it didn't disappoint.

A cool as label, this captures the spirit of the Samuel's Gorge experience precisely. I popped in there a month ago and have since exchanged a few emails with winemaker Justin McNamee. There aren't many cellar door experiences like this anywhere. It's chilled. It's casual. You feel at home.

One of the responses I received from Justin captures the mood and his ideals precisely:

"Sorry to have missed you. Yes we had a cracking week eating and drinking in
the great city of Melbourne. I am stoked you came to visit our place. You know what; we (a chunk of the industry) under appreciate people, personality and culture in the whole matrix of creating engaging wine. If you take away the place and people wine certainly deflates to mundane nothingness. I get geology, aspect, weather, horticulture, wine shows.... but it's what a group of characters do with that makes wine pop. It's a very human thing. I am fortune to have great people here and we love where we work; a goat shed on a hill drinking with people who care."

After reading that you understand the label even more - a contender for label of the year. As it wraps around 80% of the bottle you can't help but be captivated. It's colourful, playful and entertaining.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Te Mata Gamay Noir 2015

Easy drinking appeal comes in buckets here. I bought this on recommendation and took it camping. I wish I bought more - lots more. It didn't last long either. Friends who hadn't come across Gamay previously nearly stole the lot.

Juicy red berries and deadly smooth. Bright, crunchy acidity with a gentle spice hum. So soft. So moreish.

Relatively inexpensive, dip your oar in here and paddle to pleasure country.

Drink now with generous pours.

Very good+

Region: Hawkes Bay, NZ
RRP: $25
Source: Retail

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Eldridge Estate PTG 2013

When you read the comment, "A good food wine," you can draw various conclusions. Most assume this basically means, "The wine is no good but food will override this...hopefully."

But here's something for you. This PTG from Eldridge IS a food wine and was made deliberately for that purpose. And what a bloody delicious drop it is. I enjoyed this so much I actually forgot to have it with food.

A 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, cherry city is where you will be as soon as you tip in in your mouth. Smooth and soft, a wine which is sooo easy to enjoy at any time. So much so, when it's warm outside, chill it down slightly. 

A fabulous drop. Track it down.

Who: Eldridge Estate
What:  Pinot Noir & Gamay (13% alc)
Where: Mornington Peninsula
When: 2013
How much: $28

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Gamay Noir 2012

Looking for a versatile wine that ticks the boxes for drinkability, food friendliness and price? Check this out.

The vines were planted in 1998 at the Roundstone Winery who has on sold the fruit to De Bortoli after the Roundstone winery and vineyards were devastated during the 2009 bushfires.

Juicy fruit, the palate is coated well with red berry and cherry flavours punching through. There is a slight twiggy aroma present which adds to the character well. Soft textured, it is so delightfully easy to drink. A drying finish, the glass will empty in no time.

Described on the back label as "frighteningly drinkable". Yep, that sums it up perfectly.

Widely available.

Who: De Bortoli Wines
What: Gamay Noir (12.5% alc)
Where: Yarra Valley
When: 2012
How: $25

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