Grosjean Freres 2016 Gamay, Valle d'Aosta DOC
Item Number: 11438
Region: Valle d'Aosta
Sub Region: Valle d'Aosta
Appellation/AVA: Valle d'Aosta DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Terroir: Grosjean Frères is located on the border of the towns Quart and Saint Christophe in the Valle d'Aosta, a small mountainous region of the northwestern part of Italy. Their high elevation vineyards (1,900 feet to 2,500 feet altitude) are planted on steep slopes of loose soil with ideal south and southwest exposure. Grosjean Freres Gamay is planted to a greater density than the other reds of the estate (10k vines/ha). Organic farming techniques have been in place since 1975 (certified in 2016): no pesticides or herbicides are used.
Winemaking Notes: Wine is fermented using indigenous yeast. Maceration with the skins lasts between 4-7 days. This is followed by stainless steel aging for 8 months. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally. Wine is filtered before bottling.
Tasting Notes: The Grosjean Freres Gamay has a fruity bouquet with a dominant strawberry note. The flavors are complex; it's savory and smoky with hints of funky earth. This Gamay goes excellent with cured meats, stews, and earthy/mushroom pastas.