Aromas of tamarind and white pepper are followed by a sanguine savouriness and flavours of sage, coffee, and raspberry. The tannin structure is quite fine in this vintage, finishing with juicy fruitiness. This wine pairs beautifully with grilled lamb and game meats, smoked salmon, mushrooms, charcuterie, or Japanese influenced dishes with nori and soy.
This Gamay is rich, dark, meaty and savoury, reminiscent of the great Cru Beaujolais of Morgon and Moulin-a-Vent. It is from a single vineyard site (Deep Roots Vineyard) on the clay banks of the Naramata Bench. This wine is a great example of low-cropped Gamay grown on the right site. It demonstrates the true potential of Gamay in the Okanagan.