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At least three different vitis vinifera grape species are permitted to use the term "Gamay" as their lable-specified variety in the U.S.A. The Gamay Noir, Gamay Beaujolais and Napa Gamay

Mainly grown in Burgundy, France, though there are American varieties of this Pinot noir clone. Some grown in the Ardèche and Loire, but virtually all in France.

Best on the granite hills of Burgundy, where the best Beaujolais Nouveau and Villages are produced.

None. It is used alone as a varietal.

Flavour & Character
Cherry and candy flavoured with a hint of raspberry.

Usually fermented using carbonic maceration, i.e., fermented quickly under a protective layer of carbon dioxide.

Refreshing, fairly sharp and best drunk young and cool if not slightly chilled.

Body, Dry/Sweet
A light bodied, distinctive and uncomplex grape.

Gamay is the Beaujolais grape. Famous inBeaujolais Nouveau sometimes lacks body.










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