Rosewood Estate Winery Night Moves Gamay Noir 2017
100% Gamay Noir. An award winning winery nestled on the Beamsville Bench, where they “Craft honest low-intervention wine, innovative mead, and local honey that reflect their individuality as artifacts of the Niagara Region”. Night Moves Gamay Noir went through a long nightly sorting process, was wild fermented and aged in French oak. A truly wonderful express of Niagara reds and terrior. This a limited wine of our cellar.
After a wild ferment, a saignee(to bleed) off of juice for ‘The Provo- cateur’, the pressed wine went to ‘the notorious PTG’, the gamay juice went into French barriques. On the nose, ripe red fruit flavours jump from the glass, red currant, cherry, followed by, freshly fallen leaves, grilled herbs, and slate. Tangy and lively with nice supple fruit. On the palate the flavours match, showing surprising texture for a medium bodied wine. The acid is bright and crisp, making it great to drink on its own or with food. Make sure you have another one ready to open, cellar temperature is ideal.
The grapes for Night Moves Gamay Noir were harvested in October. The grapes then went through a destemmer and were then transferred as whole berries by gravity. The wine was fermented using the wild, indigenous yeast and left on the skins for 32 days post ferment. After draining the free run, the grapes were dug out of the tank and gently pressed, separating the press wine from the free run. The Gamay Noir is entirely composed of free run wine, with the press wine being used for the Notorious PTG. The free run wine was aged entirely in neutral French oak barrels for 11 months, before being racked out of barrel to settle in tank. The wine was bottled without fining, filtration or free SO2.
Bottled unfined & unfiltered @ zero parts per million of free sulphur.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 92-93 points, Jamie Goode
88 pts – Tony Aspler