Bourgogne Gamay AOC 2013
Ref : 470381
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 11.20 € / liter
1 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Ready to drink
- Service temperature 17°
Our food and wine pairings
- White meat
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its ruby color introduces a fresh nose of red fruits. The palate is round with a nice envelope. The tannins are velvety and coated.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The gamay grapes are handpicked and fully (without destemming or crushing process) thrown into hermetic tanks that are saturated with carbon-dioxide. This “carbonic” method helps to obtain wines that can be appreciated early on.
Domain and appellation
Bourgogne Gamay AOC
Created in 2011, the Bourgogne Gamay appellation incorporates 25 villages of the Mâconnais and Beaujolais.
- Terroir: The vines lay on a granite and sand soils at an altitude oscillating between 200 and 400 meters.
- Viticulture: The gamay is the only grape variety used for the production of AOC Beaujolais wines. Its planting density is tight with an average of 6000/8000 plants per hectare. Spur pruning methods are commonly used.
- Vinification: Carbonic and semi-carbonic macerations are characteristic of Beaujolais wines and aim at highlighting the wine fruit-forward aromas. Those methods help to create wines that will be available in primeur (Beaujolais Nouveau). The Beaujolais can also age traditionally in oak barrels. The maceration period will vary from 4 to 5 days for primeur wine to 8 to 12 days for age-worthy wines. Those wines result from the collaboration between the maison Nicolas and local wine cellars, which are selected for their abilities to enhance their surrounding terroirs.
- Gamay : 100%