Low, single wire trellising and the sprawling growth of the variety mean that grapes are carried within the canopy, which shelters the thin-skinned bunches from too much direct sunlight, thus conserving natural acidity and freshness. This vineyard is 23 years old so it’s yields are small, as can be expected from a vineyard of this age. We picked early but with optimum ripeness. In the cellar, whole bunch carbonic maceration methods were used during the fermentation, then the grapes were basket pressed resulting in a wonderfully perfumed fruit expression. No oak used at all.
About the Wine Maker
Across everything we do at Radford Dale, we aim to create wines of complete individuality, always. Combining a keen pursuit of innovation and a healthy respect for tradition – the best of both worlds – we produce refined and often elegant wines. Our ethos reflects a profound leaning towards the respect of nature and the fulfilment and pride of our amazing team.
This rare Gamay is lean and light but by no means simple. The palate displays supple tannins that provide texture, expressive red fruits on the nose and palate, herbaceous tomato-leaf and a fantastic length. Utterly smashable and the perfect Summer red.
Residual Sugar: 2 g/L
Total Acid: 5.7 g/L
Bottle Size: 750ml
Bottles Per Case: 12