2015 Desert Hills Gamay
BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Oct 7th 2014
4 Months in French oak
Accents of black cherry and vanilla with a slight spicy finish means a great summer wine to pair with spicy food, barbequed chicken or pasta with red sauce.
Three Boys is our Estate Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench, where the east-west orientation and famous sandy soil provide for maximum sun exposure and great drainage. Leaf thinning also allowed for maximum sun exposure and ventilation in the fruit zone. High fruit selection accounted for 3.5 tons per acre.
2600 cases produced
Our Gamay is Hand harvested and sorted then crushed gently keeping whole berry. Gamay were Cold soaked for 5 days and pumped over twice a day to extract the color and flavors after yeasting. temperature was maintained at 26 degree to finish the fermentation. Free run juice was taken out for our premium Gamay and rest for the musk was put in to press for gentle press.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with spicy food, barbequed chicken or pasta with red sauce.