Château des Charmes St. David’s Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2018

Bias up front, I find a lot of Niagara Gamay’s way too fruit forward for my tastes, so when I was given this, I was skeptical … Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild dried black plums along with some smokey and even tobacco notes. On the medium length in finish the wine displays some firm peppery notes, tannins, and acidity that stick to the tongue. If you use to wimpier Gamays this will be a surprise to the taste buds. The flavor is quite unique, and even unusual. I would give it an -88 or so … From the LCBO web site, check stock:


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Product Details

Born right on the Château des Charmes estate in the early 1980s, Gamay Noir Droit differs from regular Gamay in that Droit brings a bit more body and oomph as well as spicy, smoky notes. This wine is unoaked and bursting with cherry fruit, smoke, spices and brilliant food-friendly acidity. Winemaker Amélie Boury recommends a pairing of sautéed duck breast with wild mushrooms.

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  • Made In OntarioMade In Ontario

More Details

  • Release Date June 12, 2021
  • Alcohol/Vol 12.5%
  • Made In Ontario, Canada
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Gamay
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