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Episode VIII: Fruity Reds


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Gamay, yes the posterchild of fruity wines. Why, what do you think is in the Beaujolais Nouveau? It’s Gamay from Beaujolais, where Gamay grows best.

At its best, Beaujolais is a many splendored thing – a bit herbal, a bit savory, but also decidedly fruity with a zippy freshness and soft tannins that make it particularly easy and fun to drink! Gamay is all about red fruit to me and the examples from warmer, New World sites often feature red fruit to the exclusion of those savory elements, which might just be exactly what you are looking for, but the wines will always tend to be quite light bodied. If you want something with a little more oomph, try a…

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  • Snooth User: steve666
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    almost 40 years ago I read that Gamay and Gamay Beaujolais are not the same grape. What is the current thinking about the DNA of these two?

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:08 AM

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