City Winery Gamaphone Nouveau Gamay Noir 2020

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Tasting Notes
Fruit Punch, Brown Spice, Light Body

Wine Profile

Full of summertime nostalgia, this wine is a one-way ticket to memories of cut-off shorts, flip-flops and jumping through a sprinkler. Bright, clean and fruit-forward, this wine is made in a "nouveau" style and delivers loads of fruit punch and brown spice aromas. In the mouth, the wine is reminiscent of biting into a fresh slice of watermelon and has some candied/Jolly Rancher notes as well. Light bodied and easy drinking, the wine is dry but very soft and mellow.

Vineyard Description

Nestled along the western bank of the Hudson River, Whitecliff Vineyard is rapidly warmed by morning sunshine and has very consistently moderated temperatures thanks to ocean breezes coming up along the river from the south, bringing warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer.

Wine Making Info

For this wine, we put the grapes into a 1 ton wooden bin, as 100% whole cluster bunches, then blanked the bin with CO2 every day.  Using only the native yeast on the grapes, we allowed a 16 day, cool maceration before pressing the grapes and finishing a very long, cool ferment (~65F) in stainless steel.  To maintain a bright, fruit-forward profile, we aged the wine in once-used French oak barrels for three months.

Recommended Food Pairing

Pair this wine with any of your favorite brunch dishes or a fresh, summery salad with shaved almonds and strawberries or mandarin orange slices and a champagne vinaigrette.

"Like biting into a fresh slice of watermelon."

Michael, Head Winemaker

Variety Gamay Noir
Alcohol 12.2%
Vintage 2020
Volume 750 ML
Vineyard Whitecliff Vineyard
Case Production 50
AVA Hudson Valley, NY
Aging Capacity Drink Now

How City Winery Makes Wine

Step 1
We contract carefully selected vineyards to supply grapes. Prior to harvest we choose our preferred varietals and make shipping arrangements.
Step 2
Crush and Maceration
Grapes are inspected upon arrival and if approved, de stemmed, sorted, and finally crushed.
Step 3
After fermentation the wine is barreled into the cellar to begin aging per the winemakers design. Typical aging is 6-10 months but options exist for aging up to 24 months.
Step 4
After the wine has aged to its optimal condition, our winemakers further refine the wine by blending it with other wines if desired.
Step 6
The finished wine is hand bottled, corked, and labeled.
Step 6
The Result
A carefully crafted wine made with grapes from the best vineyards and produced locally. Indulge.

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