Bachelder Les Villages Niagara Gamay Noir 2018, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

Gamay Gamay
Ontario, Canada

$22.95 (17239)

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September 19, 2020

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Here from Thomas Bachelder “les villages” are the sub-appellations that make up the Niagara Peninsula as a giddy...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A fine example of the precision, elegance and sensitivity demonstrated by so many of Bachelder's wine. A serious...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A blend of fruit from the Escarpment area as well as down by Niagara-on-the-Lake, Les Villages' is Thomas Bachelder's...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a light, linear and quite fine gamay traditionally fermented to more resemble pinot noir than the candied...

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Community Reviews (2)

Brian Nash
Brian Nash

A juicy cranberry/cherry wine along with some oak and touch of smoke. Good acidity. Soft tannins. Quite pale and has some pinot noir-like silky texture too. Tasty.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Pale, translucent red. Aged in older barrels, this Gamay has only a hint of spice from barrel. Mostly, though, this is all about tart red fruit - currants, sour cherries come to mind. Low tannin with brisk acidity, this is a fine match to light fare from the grill. For near term consumption (i.e. over the next couple of years). Chill in the fridge for 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving. Tasted June 2020.

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