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The Gamay-based wines are with high acidity but medium tannins, and it makes easy drinking wines in general. In the cru’s of Beaujolais, you can find some very complex examples of Gamay like the ones in Morgon or Fleurie; these wines even have an aging potential to develop very pleasant round wines.
Gamay is also found in the Loire valley around Tours where it is very often blended with Cabernet Franc or Cot, the french version of Malbec. And the other part of the Loire valley where we find the Gamay is around Saint Pourcain where they produce wines from Gamay alone or very often blended with Pinot Noir. The quality of the wines made from Gamay has massively improved over the last 3 decades and a lot of the winemakers in that region went to natural winemaking, no additives and very little sulphites when bottling.
Whether it is from Domaine des Terres D’ocre or from our Beaujolais Domaine Chasselay producer we highly recommend our customers to buy Gamay wine to experience the pleasant and easy to drink wine. They are best served not too warm and will pair well with a lot of food types.