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Vintage Release Gamay

Brand: Brown Brothers
Varieties: Gamay
Vintage: 2015
Bottle size: 750 mL
The 2015 Gamay is the second release of this variety for Brown Brothers and has been one of the great successes over summer at Cellar Door.
Vineyard Region: Victoria
Vintage: 2015
Color: True to its French origins the wine is a light although bright purple colour.
Aroma: Aromas of sour cherry and red berry fruits.
Palate: On the palate the wine is light to medium-bodied with a soft balanced finish.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 11%
Peak Drinking: Until 2018
Growing Conditions: The Gamay used to make this wine was grown exclusively at our Banksdale Vineyard at just under 500m above sea level in the upper reaches of the King Valley.
Winemaking Notes: The wine was made in open top fermenters in our experimental Kindergarten Winery with 7 days skin contact. To keep as much aromatic intensity in the wine the decision was made not to use any oak during the maturation process. The 2015 Gamay was bottled with an alcohol of 12.5%, a pH of 3.7 and an acid level of 5.6g/l.
Winestate (Nov 2016) - :
Brown Brothers Banksdale Vintage Release King Valley Gamay 2015 • • • • A very attractive peppery/spicy red berry bouquet leading on to a seductively fleshy palate with juicy cherry fruit flavours.
Qantas Magazine (Mar 2017) - Peter Bourne
The Brown family regularly brings alternative varieties into the mainstream - here it's the grape of Beaujolais. Dark cherry and raspberry aromas mingie with allspice. It has red- and blue-fruit flavours, incisive acidity and gentle tannins. Pair it with pork sausages.
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine (May 2017) - Mike Bennie, Peter Bourne, Huon Hooke, Nick BNulleid MW, Andrea Pritzker MW and Sophie Otton : 90 points
2015 Brown Brothers Banksdale Single Vineyard Gamay is commendably supple and soft with fragrant redcurrant flavour. Hooke thought the bouquet "clean and fresh, although very slightly meaty reductive. The wine is light-bodied and fresh, crisp, clean and crunchy on the palate. Light but definite tannins to close. Delicious fruit flavour in the mouth. Very good current drinking." Otton added, "Boysenberry, notes of stem and briar. Good earthy complexity with depth and reshness."
2018 Halliday Wine Companion (Aug 2017) - James Halliday : 90 points
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