The variety we always feel like drinking. Light to medium in body, low in tannin but high in lively acidity and with flavours like fresh raspberry, cranberry and potting mix, we love this variety for it's simple drinking pleasure by itself or the dynamic options it presents for drinking alongside food.
2021 Knight 'Granite Hills' Gamay Macedon Ranges, VIC
You may be familiar with Granite Hills through their wonderful riesling, but they also produce this equally gamay, a variety not seen terribly much throughout Australia. At 550masl this wine is, of course, destined to be fresh and zippy—and it is. It smells and tastes of gamay, but you couldn’t pinpoint it to a particular Beaujolais cru as it is undeniably of its own character. A very charming wine that we hope to see more of in years to come.
2020 Karim Vionnet 'Cuvee Nous' Gamay/Syrah Beaujolais & Rhone Valley, FRA
Born to to Algerian parents, Karim was adopted as a child by a family in Morgon. His first career was a baker but eventually fell into wine, as one does in this region, and got the natural wine bug by working as a vineyard-hand and winemaker for some of the OG natty wine legends like Guy Breton and Marcel Lapierre. Technically a negociant, Karim is responsible for the organic farming and vinification of 5 hectares of plots around Beaujolais, with vines ranging from 40-60 years old. Medium bodied, composed and striking a wonderful balance between the fruity and savoury. This is wine designed for cool nights, huddled around a fire as the sun sets.
2017 Cellier de la Baraterie Gamay Savoie, FRA
Julien Viana is one of Savoie's brightest young stars. A native to the French Alpine region, Julien farms 10 hectares organically with extreme care and dedication. He believes in farming thoughtfully and working with nature to ensure as little as possible, if anything is added in the winery. The Village of Cruet, his birthplace, is where Julien farms his vineyards. This wine is 100% Gamay that is brimming with red fruit and mountain herb character.