Malivoire Gamay 2012, VQA Niagara Escarpment

Gamay Gamay
Ontario, Canada

$17.95 (591313)

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September 17, 2016

Critic Reviews (6)

Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

The « standard » Malivoire Gamay is one of my go to Gamays from Ontario. It manages to be both rich and fresh, with...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is well established as the go-to gamay in Ontario, but the ripeness of the 2012 vintage has upped the charm a...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An admirable wine with the added depth and richness of a warmer vintage. I particularly loved the spicy, sweaty and...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Fresh and lively and strikes me as less oaked up than the last vintage. Floral, darker fruits, but with a superb...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A balanced flavourful light to midweight red that shows how well suited this grape is to Ontario. The nose shows dry...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Medium dark ruby ​​color, nose of red fruit (cherry?) Accompanied by a slight touch vegetable and floral; beautiful...

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Community Reviews (1)

Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

Nice to see the 2012 vintage hit the shelves. I was a big fan of the 2010 edition of this wine, and a tad disappointed with the 2011, which, while still quite drinkable, was rather thin and lean in comparison. The 2012 vintage seems to fall between the two stylistically - a bit less ripe and fleshy than the 2010, but a noticeable improvement over the 2011. I love the cleanness and purity of fruit (a Malivoire trait), with none of that leafy greenness that gamays sometimes exhibit. Food-friendly, and a pleasant sipper on its own - what's not to like?

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