Gamay Noir White Label 2016
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Brad & Dave Wise, Theo Siemens
Brad & Dave Wise
Oliver, Okanagan, British Columbia
Secrest Mountain Vineyard is a 36-acre (15 ha) vineyard situated on a flat, south-west facing bench in a high mountain setting, 487 meters (1,600 feet) above sea level. It is planted with Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Flat alluvial soils are studded with course gravel, sandy loam with limestone layers. The Wise brothers are dedicated farmers, in their second year of transition towards organic certification.
Matt Dumayne, Alberto Antonini
Harvested October, 2014 and fermented in large concrete vats, punched down by hand twice daily then pressed after a long, four-week maceration. We then aged it in Nico Velo concrete tanks for 11 months. No racking, no filtration.
Ripe strawberries and raspberries intermingle with a creamy palate from concrete aging over 11 months on gross lees. Gentle tannins and fresh acidity help to carry the very lengthy finish.