Gamay

 

Name of varietal: Gamay
 
Common synonyms: Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, Bourgignon Noir, Game, Petit Bourgignon, Petit Gamai, Petite Lyonnaise
 
Parentage of the grape: unknown
 
History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Beaujeu, near Beaune, in the Burgundy region of France. In the mid 1300s it was cultivated as a relief from the strains of the Black Death. It’s much easier to grow than Pinot Noir, which is the distinguished red grape of Burgundy, and can ripen up to two weeks earlier. However, in 1395, the Duke of Burgundy, Philippe le Hardi (Philip the Bold), signed an edict outlawing the grapes. He said they were “inflame and deloyal” (despicable and disloyal) and taking too much space from the noble grape Pinot Noir. In 1459, Philippe le Bon (Philip the Good), grandson of Le Hardi, signed another edict reaffirming his family’s distaste for the varietal, afraid their Read more »

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Based in North Carolina, I'm a wine instructor at The Chef's Academy and owner of The Clever Vine, a wine consulting and education service. I hold the WSET Diploma and have a strong background in French wine, with a special interest in the Loire Valley.

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  • Remy Pannier Rose d'Anjou 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 4 euros the last time I was in Calais.Rose ... ... although others such as gamay and cabernet franc are now allowed. Grolleau is beleived to be related to the ancient grape gouais which is also thought to be a parent of gamay and chardonnay.The name is derived from the French word 'grolle ' meaning 'crow ', a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Les Domes Chenonceau 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine back in May when I visited the beautiful Chateau ... ... cabernet franc and 20% gamay.I started my bottle last night with my supper of sausage and mash and I did enjoy it. It is not particularly full-bodied but there is plenty of a cherry,plum or redcurrant style fruit there and the tannins are soft.It is an easy ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Here's a mixed 6 pack that you could have delivered to your door, tax and .../gamay/jadot-beaujolais-villages/p/2555750?s=1114&igrules=true http://www.totalwine.com/wine/red-wine/grenache/las-rocas-garnacha/p/14477750?s=1114&igrules=true http://www.totalwine.com/wine/red-wine/sangiovese/ruffino-chianti/p/410750?s=1114&igrules=true http://www.to... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Julien Sunier Beaujolais Cru Regnie 2013

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    a fantastically delicate, floral and enticing beauty with brushes of dark cherry and raspberry fruit. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • I have had several of the 'cru' Beaujolais and there, are differences ... be very important with the Gamay grape as the Clos Roussely Canaille Loire Gamay was not spicy at all . Perhaps this is the difference between limestone and manganese granite soil Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cru Beajolais


  • I'm pretty bad about naming the 10 different Crus of Beajolais but the article I have linked does a good job of explaining it, and maybe I'll be getting closer to becoming familIar with them, because taking a shot on a bottle of J.P. Thevenet last week for Turkey Day really turned my head. It has that direct and effortless quality with good back... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cru Beajolais


  • Hello wine lovers. Im a newby. I find that I love a Mendoza Malbec  like its oxygen and Nineteen Crimes cab is to die for ( althouth not in the way some of the criminals may have in route to australia) . I also am enjoying some less complex but well balanced red blends like Apothic. My favorite malbec so far is Alamos and Cigar Box is pretty nic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

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    Judging by the depth of colour, the inviting banana, pear and cherry nose, and the chunky mouthfeel of this wine (and there is a little tannin, notwithstanding the brief contact with skins in this kind of wine), 2015 looks like a good year for the Crus. The finish is quite long and elegant for a "new" wine - although Mommessin is always a bit m... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • "As of 2010, Airén was estimated to be the world's 3rd most ... rosso, Elegante, Francese, Gamay del Trasimeno, Gamay Perugino, Garnaccho negro, Garnacha Comun, Garnacha negra, Garnacha Roja, Garnacha tinta, Garnatxa negra, Garnatxa Pais, Gironet, Granaccia, Granaxa, Grenache noir, Grenache rouge, Kek Grenache, Lladoner, Mencida, Navaro, Navar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Cheverny Rouge "Le Point du Jour" Domaine Philippe Tessier L Pinot-Noir Gamay Cot Frankrijk Loire 2008

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    Really nice balanced and very light wine. Great value. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


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