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2018 Sorrenberg Gamay

Beechworth, VIC

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

$52.00

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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 by many as 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
Vigneron Barry Morey
Photo Credit: Dannika Bonser
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The 2018 vintage shows a little more flesh than last year. Cherry juice, pomegranate, fresh green herb, and a silky velour palate propped up by ripe plump fruit. A perfect dance of fine tight tannin and crisp acid drag the flavours long through the mouth. It's one of those wines that you want to savour but can't help but gulp. - Different Drop Wine Team

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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%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sorrenberg home vineyard
Sorrenberg home vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
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Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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