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Wednesday 30 January 2013

Vinoque Gamay Noir 2011

Fruit comes off a vineyard planted in 1998, sadly the Roundstone winery succumbed to fire in the awful 2009 bush fires, the vineyard survived and the fruit was sold to De Bortoli for their new Vinoque range.

There'll be much love for the variety here this year. Lovely moist, meaty aroma. There's a hint of earthy mushroom in the mix too. Support further from softer red and black fruits, roast tomato too.

It's soft and juicy, as is often Gamay's way, yet there's a delightful peppery acidic streak that runs through the wine, bringing up some notes of charcuterie.

The finish shows that acidic line, some drying character, roast meats and a modicum of tannin.  91 - Very Good   

Tasted on: Monday 21st January, a Fruit Day 
Source: Retail, Stewart's Wine Co
Price: $25
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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