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2017 Sorrenberg Gamay

Beechworth, VIC

One of Australia's premier Gamays. A cult favourite made in tiny quantities - get in quick!

$48.00

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Categories: Sorrenberg, Wines
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It may just be the Beechworth wine I most look forward to trying each year.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Sorrenberg Gamay is one of Beechworth's most beloved wines and holds cult status amongst collectors of the fine rare birds of Australian wine.

The fruit is grown and vinified by Barry and Jan Morey on their small property on the outskirts of Beechworth township. Winemaking is low-tech but detailed, each berry receiving attention from Barry on its way through wild ferment. The fruit is basket pressed and sent to slumber in the caves beneath the Morey household before being bottled.

Often described as a 'Burgundian-style'; there are many reasons why this is considered Australia's best Gamay, but to truly know why you'll need to try it for yourself.

About Sorrenberg

Barry and Jan Morey planted their stunning Beechworth vineyard in 1986. Their first release in 1989 began the Sorrenberg story, a story destined to be one of Australia's great estates.

Barry farms with adherence to biodynamics, believing this to be the best way to get the most out of his home block of 2.4 Ha. on the outskirts of Beechworth. Their wines are famous for their balance and longevity. The wines are made in traditional fashion, with wild yeasts for fermentation, gentle oak maturation and basket pressing for each wine.

The Gamay is arguably their most sought after wine, however, the thumbprint of Barry's attention to detail is stamped across each release and the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cabernet blend are amongst the finest of heir kind in the country.

Sorrenberg is one of the true gems of Beechworth, and indeed Australian, wine.

Vigneron Barry Morey in the Sorrenberg barrel cave
Vigneron Barry Morey in the Sorrenberg barrel cave
Beechworth, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

So pure, so fresh, so vibrant. A hint of black cherry jam, fresh herbs picked from the garden, red plums and sweet spices. There's an ease and a lightness to this release. A little finer and more synched in than the 2016 but so refined. But forget all that, it's just flat out delicious to drink. Chewy, yummy moreish tannins. Effortless drinking. Top of the Gamay pops in Oz once again. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

The style of Gamay we produce is a combination of Burgundian and Beaujolais techniques. There is 10% Pinot Noir used in the blend. Half of the Gamay was cold macerated where the fruit is picked cold, crushed and left to soak for 4 days before fermentation starts. Of the rest, 20% of the fruit is left whole in the ferment. Fermentation with natural yeast is for 2 weeks on skins, after which the wine is pressed and matured in oak for eleven months.

Blend : Gamay (90%), Pinot Noir (10%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sorrenberg home vineyard
Sorrenberg home vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
Delivery Information

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