“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series – Gamay Nouveau

“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series – Gamay Nouveau

Visit Us on the Web – Click Here Our “Getting to Know Our Wines” series continues today with a Limited Edition wine that will not be around for long – it has already been so popular that we cannot keep it on the shelves in the winery. Don’t miss out on this great wine, stop in today and stock-up on some for the holidays. When this one is gone, we cannot get any more. Remember, this week’s featured wine is available at our winery in Greenwood Village, today ONLY, for a 10% discount. Today’s Featured Wine is: Limited Edition – Gamay Nouveau The Gamay Nouveau is one of our most popular Limited Edition wines and is made from the Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc grape grown in the Beaujolais region of France. This wine has a very short fermentation cycle, and is traditionally released in France on the third Thursday of November every year. As such, the third Thursday of November has become known as "Beaujolais Nouveau Day." You may hear some wine critics speak ill of the Gamay wines from the Beaujolais region saying they are simple or immature. However, the only simple thing about this wine is how simply delicious it is. The Gamay is intended for immediate drinking, and if it is to be shelved on your wine rack, it should only be for no more than a year. However, the wine does benefit from being left a few weeks to recover from the effects of bottle-shock. In Colorado, the weather is more suited to enjoy the Gamay in the Spring rather than in the chill of November. However, it is great anytime! The Gamay has always been produced and sold to celebrate the end of the harvest, but it wasn’t until after WWII that it was consumed outside of France. In fact, until 1951, the Gamay wines could only be sold after December 15th. The rules were relaxed in 1951 and the third Thursday of November became “Beaujolais Nouveau Day.” In 2005 the slogan in America became: "It's Beaujolais Nouveau Time!" since the wine was being released just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Although the Gamay is a red wine varietal, it is particularly lightweight, even by the standards of Beaujolais. Many say that it drinks like a white wine. Due to the methods employed in producing the wine, there are very little tannins. By French law, all grapes in the region must be harvested by hand. This is because the wines are made using a whole berry fermentation process which emphasizes fruit flavors without extracting bitter tannins from the skins of the grapes. If you are so bold as to lightly chill the wine we think you might find it contains hints of banana, pear, candy and some even say bubble gum! Share this Post on Facebook by Clicking Below:http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://makingwineindenver.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/preservative-free-wine-getting-to-know-our-wines-Gamay-Nouveau




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