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2016 Samuel's Gorge Pinata People Gamay

McLaren Vale, SA

Samuel's Gorge takes on Gamay with epic results.

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About
This wine booms out of the glass. It has an aromatic profile that is wild and alluring. It’s a wine that allows for occasion to flow, encouraging impulse and frivolity.

Justin McNamee, Owner/Winemaker

About the Wine

Justin McNamee is a firm believer in making wines that are built to drink in our warm Australian climate. His reds have a rusticity and savoury charm that harkens back to the wines of the old world but with modern Australian brightness.

The same themes show in the release of his Pinata People Gamay. This is a vibrant and expressive Gamay with flavour packed in tight. There's an element of earth and spice here which offsets the perky strawberry and plum flavours.

The yin and yang of the Gamay grape captured wonderfully by this unique McLaren Vale producer. It's down-right delicious to drink.

About Samuel's Gorge

Samuel’s Gorge is one of McLaren Vale’s best-kept secrets. There, in his quiet neck of the woods, owner/winemaker Justin McNamee is on a mission to build “wines that are distinctly Australian with reference to the old world for texture, complexity and harmony.” 

The Samuel's Gorge wines may be scarcely available but they are highly renowned. Shiraz and Grenache are considered his fortè, but he makes stellar examples of Tempranillo, Graciano, Gamay and more.  Justin works with some of McLaren Vale's top vineyards, preferring to entrust the region's top growers to do what they do best, while he concentrates on crafting the wines together and greeting customers at his much-loved cellar door.

These are wines with a distinct personality and a rustic feel, from an adored cult SA producer.

Winemaking wizard Justin MacNamee - never afraid of getting his hands dirty
Winemaking wizard Justin MacNamee - never afraid of getting his hands dirty
Samuel's Gorge Winery, McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Earthy notes and a hint of game mingle with cherry/plum aromas, twigs and boysenberry. It's got a wild edge but the bright, medium bodied fruit. The tannins soft and super fine. The sweet and savoury flavours working in easy lock-step. Should make Gamay fans as happy as can be. - Differnet Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From the Producer

This wine booms out of the glass. It has an aromatic profile that is wild and alluring. It’s a wine that allows for occasion to flow, encouraging impulse and frivolity. The Piñata People Gamay is all about the merriment of spring and the celebration of our endless summers.

The nose tells a complex tale; initially freshly shelled peanuts. The red skin of the nut works in with a gentle roastiness and slight peatiness. There is intrigue of chopped coriander stalk, silverbeet or wild nettle pie. The palate is light and soft; it has a gentle flavour of stewed strawberries accentuated with mountain pepper.

This wine can command intense contemplation as an opener for a decadent meal or enjoy with less serious fare, like a picnic on the beach. Black olive wrapped in prosciutto aside tangy mettwurst and salami, a wedge of washed rind cheese and slices of pear. Char grilled quail, eggplant or summer veggies rustically cooked on the BBQ.

Enjoy the pink haze of a late summer evening and watch the sun sink to the west, no one wanting to go home…. it’s just too much fun.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Samuel
Samuel's Gorge main man Justin MacNamee kicking back
McLaren Vale, SA
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