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2020 Eldridge Estate Gamay

Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Benchmark Australian Gamay from the great Eldridge Estate, one of the jewels of Mornington Peninsula.

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$55.00

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...delicate and pure feeling, easy drinking style with some good shape, lift and drive.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The iconic Eldridge Gamay is one of the great cult-favourite wines of the Mornington Peninsula. Vigneron David Lloyd's vision to plant Gamay on his stunning Estate more than 20 years ago has certainly paid dividends.

It is a distinguished wine. A refined and elegant offering - berry flavours dance with oak, with a nice hit of well-balanced acidity shining through, too.

This is a touchstone for premium Gamay in Australia. One of the first and still one of the best.

Only small amounts made each year, so we recommend getting your hands on a bottle (or 2) before it's all gone.

About Eldridge Estate

When David and Wendy Lloyd purchased the picturesque Eldridge Estate on Red Hill in Mornington Peninsula in 1995, their mission was, "to produce hand crafted wines of distinction that are true to the grape variety and the flavours from our unique site."

It's fair to say that more than 20 years on, that dream has been fully realised. David runs the property with zero carbon footprint, continuously searching to optimise efficiency and the quality of his wines.

A deep dive into the right clonal material for the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay on his small block has seen the wines of David Lloyd become respected as among the finest of Mornington Peninsula.

The great David Lloyd pruning his Pinot Noir
The great David Lloyd pruning his Pinot Noir
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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From The Producer

Red Berries and spice with little dried herb and flower perfume. On the palate the blueberry flavour with a bit of raspberry is complemented by pencil shaving oak in the background. Medium bodied, wonderful depth of flavour and lithe texture, tannin is soft, but alive and kicking, cool acidity, fresher red fruits bob up on a long and pure finish.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The beautiful vineyards of Eldridge Estate
The beautiful vineyards of Eldridge Estate
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"As winemaker David Lloyd remained in hospital during vintage, friends picked the gamay and sent it to neighbour Tony Lee from Foxeys Hangout to kickstart the wine. In May, the single French oak barrique was sent back to Eldridge Estate and left to age another 9 months. The story, the sense of community and the wine are fabulous. A pale ruby hue; floral, red fruits, a flutter of wood spice and fennel. It’s a restrained, light style with fine if reticent tannins. Delicious now. Don’t wait." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

92Points
The Wine Front

"Sappy, savoury red shy of medium weight but with good detail. Pretty, red cherry notes, rose water, blood orange and faint, woody spice. Lithe and light, delicate and pure feeling, easy drinking style with some good shape, lift and drive. Very pleasing, fine boned drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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