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Uva Non Grata

Gamay

  • 2020

  • Alc. 13%

  • Vin de France

  • France

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Smell

A bushel of red-berried fruit dominates the charming nose of this lighter red, with plenty of field strawberries, tart raspberry and underripe cherry. There's a hint of pure grape juice as well, common with this style of winemaking. If you're pining for a summer that's ended too soon, this is the wine for you!

Taste

Light in body, but packed with flavour! The juicy acidity highlights all the red berry flavours, and the low tannins make this a red you'll want several glasses of. It's a perfect alternative to your favourite Pinot Noir, and it's equally versatile with food and enjoyable on its own.

Pairing

Match the energetic quality of this fresh, low-tannin red with grilled vegetable skewers, chicken wings, or spicy BBQ sausages.

Aromas and Flavours

Cherry

Fresh B.C. cherries out of the back of a truck, all eaten before you can get them home!

Strawberry

A sweet, almost caramel-like aroma reminiscent of your favourite juicy, red berry.

Raspberry

Tangy or sweet, juicy or tart: more sophisticated than a strawberry, but just as lush.

Plum

Sweet, fruity and sensual, similar stone fruit aromas to a peach, but without the 'fuzziness.'

Black Currant

Sometimes also referred to as 'cassis', this black fruit tasting note is common in red wines.

Handling and Serving

Serving Temperature
14°C

Cellar
2021 - 2023

Description

Uva Non Grata, a play on the phrase persona non grata, is a project that highlights the "unwelcome" grapes (or uva) of France. But Gamay? Unwelcome? Since its surge in popularity thanks largely to the light, quaffable reds of Beaujolais Nouveau, it's hard to imagine a time when it wasn't practically ubiquitous. But so hated was Gamay by Duke of Burgundy Philippe the Bold that in 1395, he went so far as to outlaw its cultivation in favour of the more "noble" Pinot Noir! Thankfully, cooler heads have since prevailed, and the grape survived.

Fast-forward 600+ years, and Gamay is now grown extensively and loved around the world. It's capable of thriving in a variety of climates, and it produces a wide range of wines from simple, bubble-gum-like Beaujolais Nouveau to seriously flavourful Cru Beaujolais and everything in between. Grapes for this wine were sourced from vineyards just north-west of Lyon, and picked early to maintain their refreshing acidity. Enjoy at a cool 14 C over the next few years.

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