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2020 Gamay Noir

2020 Gamay Noir
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Tasting Notes

Bright, with notes of cranberry, cherry, and rhubarb, this wine is vibrant and expressive.

Vineyard Notes

In California, the grape is uncommon but has found a home in the high elevation granitic soils of El Dorado County. This wine comes from the Barsotti Vineyard, which is around 2 miles from the Lava Cap’s Estate at 2,800ft, where the grapes thrive on a cool outcropping of decomposed granite. These grapes, planted between 2005 and 2015, are some of the first true Gamay Noir planted in California.

Winemaker Notes

Picked at lower sugars, and fermented with the goal of preserving the grapes signature bright aromatics, this is a perfect accompaniment a holiday dinner.

Wine Specs

Harvest Date: October, 2020
Bottled: July, 2021
Alcohol: 14.3
pH: 3.5
Cases Produced: 300

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Lava Cap Winery
2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-0175   directions
Tasting Room Hours
10am - 5pm daily (except New Year's Day,
Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve and Christmas)