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Lethbridge Gamay 2022

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Lethbridge Gamay 2022
Producer Lethbridge Wines
Region, Country Geelong, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 23387-750

Gamay vines were planted at the Lethbridge property in the Moorabool Valley in 2016. Ray Nadeson and Maree Collis had noticed a change in the climate over their 30 years in the area—an increasing frequency of warmer vintages rather than cooler ones. Because of that, they decided to plant some Gamay―which can handle a warmer environment―among their predominantly Chardonnay, Pinot and Shiraz plantings. The vines are planted on the lower section of the vineyards towards nearby Bruce Creek. The warm, more sheltered location, along with the sandy loam over limestone soils, makes it ideal for growing Gamay in the Geelong region.

This is just the second year that Lethbridge has produced a Gamay from these relatively young estate vines. The fruit is picked by hand and ferments with partial carbonic maceration using a layered fermentation process of crushed and whole bunch fruit. After fermentation, the wine was aged in mature 500-litre puncheons.

Lethbridge Gamay 2022

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“This is a slender version but it’s nutty, juicy and dry, and feels pretty convincing, the latter in the context of its lightness. It’s a refreshing red. It’s (red) cherried and boysenberries with well-integrated inlays of woodsy herbs. Indeed there’s almost a blood orange character here, of the non-sweet kind. It’s an enjoyable wine (and it benefits greatly from being decanted).”
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

Reviews

“This is a slender version but it’s nutty, juicy and dry, and feels pretty convincing, the latter in the context of its lightness. It’s a refreshing red. It’s (red) cherried and boysenberries with well-integrated inlays of woodsy herbs. Indeed there’s almost a blood orange character here, of the non-sweet kind. It’s an enjoyable wine (and it benefits greatly from being decanted).”
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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