2022 Crannell Gamay
A brilliant Gamay Noir that could rival the best cru Beaujolais wines is light on the palate with bright red fruit notes, an elegant hint of violets, and a whisper of savory charcuterie on the finish.
Gamay Noir was the first varietal our founder, Jimi Brooks, worked with during his time in Beaujolais. It is a cousin of Pinot Noir, sharing bright acid and delicious fruit. This is the second vintage of this wine. Only 25 cases were produced!
Heavy frost in April delayed flowering and pushed back the season. Cool temperatures in May and June further delayed the vintage. The fear was that the grapes wouldn't ripen in time for harvest if the rain and cold weather came in early October as usual.
Luckily July and August saw hot temperatures that helped accelerate ripening, and temperatures remained warm, and the rains held off until mid-October, allowing for an extended ripening period.
We let our grapes hang out until the last possible minute, just before the rain and cold weather hit. The 2022 harvest was fast and furious, to say the least! The resultant wines are stunningly balanced and expressive. A truly classic Oregon vintage!
- Gamay Noir
- Eola -Amity Hills
- Case production
- 9 months
- Crush format
- Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
- Bottling date
- Harvest date
- French Oak Barrels
- Alcohol percentage
- 6.68 g/L
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