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JoieFarm 2016 Gamay Noir

We work with Gamay Noir because we feel that it naturally excels in the cool climate desert of south-central British Columbia. The superiority of the Burgundian varietals to our terroir is undeniable, but of equal importance is their compatibility with the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest. 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 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. Aromas of intense black cherry and ripe blackberries are followed by a fleshy palate with a sanguineous earthiness. The palate is spicy and smoky to the finish with savoury sage and surprising fine tannin structure this vintage, finishing with plush juiciness. This wine pairs beautifully with grilled lamb, smoked salmon, charcuterie, and game meats.

 Producer JoieFarm
 Region Okanagan Valley
 Country Canada
 Varietals Gamay Noir
 Vintage 2016

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JoieFarm

Naramata, British Columbia, Canada Naramata, British Columbia, Canada

JoieFarm is a small, farm winery located on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley in south central British Columbia, Canada. Joie (zh-wah) – means “joy” in French and it expresses the pleasure that wine and food bring to life. Internationally renowned for aromatic white wines, mouth-watering...

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