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Have you ever tried Gamay Noir? If you are a Pinot Noir lover, you definitely should.
The Gamay grape has been around for centuries, since the 1300s! If you are an avid wine drinker, you may have encountered it already, without even realizing it. You see, that’s because the most famous wine made from the Gamay grape is French Beaujolais.
Alright, what is Beaujolais? It’s a red wine from the Beaujolais region of France that exists south of the famous Burgundy region. Gamay grapes there are used to create red wines. However, instead of taking the name of the grape, the Gamay wines carry the name of the region following the Old World wine making traditions.
Gamay Noir is the younger sibling of Pinot Noir that never received as much attention. Both of them were born in Burgundy and Gamay has been overshadowed in every single region besides Beaujolais. Due to the lower demand for Gamay on the market, the price tag on the Gamay wines is often lower. If you are a Pinot Noir lover seeking a more affordable alternative, try Gamay Noir.
Gamay Noir is a light-bodied and fruity red wine with flavours of cherry, raspberry, and even banana, delicate floral aromas and slight earthy notes. Of course, there aren’t any bananas grown in France, and the flavour is actually the result of carbonic maceration. It’s a fantastic red wine to pair with meat and cheese plates, chicken, fish and salads, due to its high natural acidity and low tannins.
Give the little brother of Pinot Noir some love and buy a bottle of Gamay Noir at the ZYN liquor store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada or sho online at ZYN.ca!
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