2020 La Noblesse Gamay

Unbeatable value Loire Valley Gamay sourced and imported by Australian wine entrepreneur, Nicholas Crampton.
3.3
Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
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Being one step ahead of Australian wine trends and finding top value offerings in niche corners of the market is the very particular skill set of Australian wine entrepreneur, Nicholas Crampton.

Seeing the rise and rise of popularity locally for both Australian and French versions of Gamay, Nick sought out a lovely parcel of fruit in the Loire Valley that he could get back to Australia for a snip of a price.

It's made in classic 'Beaujolais-nouveau' style, with fermentation in stainless steel tanks and a portion of carbonic fermentation, looking for a bright, jubey, easy-drinking Gamay that will suit year-round drinking in Australia - even when it's hot!

Mission accomplished.

The wine has a bright and brilliant red colour with light edges exhibiting attractive perfume of fresh berry fruits and sweet pepper. Elegant and round tannins ensure good structure and it finishes dry with a good balance between sweet and savoury fruit. A perfect wine for game dishes as well as fish and can benefit from a slight chill prior to serving.
Totally de-stemmed before a long, cool maceration. Maturation is primarily in stainless steel with roughly one third undergoing carbonic maceration, aiding aromatics and fruit expression. A further third receives six-month maturation in French oak for greater complexity.

Region: Loire Valley, France
Blend: Gamay (100%)
ABV: 12%
Closure: 750ml
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89 Points - "Lots of green capsicum to smell, but also redcurrant and fresh blackberry hedge, almost a liquorice and spice thing too, and I don’t mind that bramble fruit and green profile at all, in fact, it’s quite fresh and appealing. Medium-bodied, blackcurrant and ripe tomato, a little grainy grip to tannin, tart raspberry, frisky, dark fruited and pleasantly herbal to close. It’s kind of overt, but nice to drink, because there’s a sort of nervy, edgy energy here that makes it a good drink. I like it a lot, and I’d go it, though perhaps it might be a little herbal for some. Anyway, a true vin de soif, so get stuck in." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

3.3
Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
67%would recommend this product
3 reviews
  • PL
    Peter L.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    No. Not good at all.

    This is the only wine I've ever had from DD that I haven't liked. It has a nasty sourness that I just can't get over. Family/friends also tried it and nobody will drink it. Tried it next day and the day after. Still no. Down the sink. Sad face.

    TasteRated 1.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 1.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 1.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • NN
    Nyi Nyi M.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Fruity and lively gamay

    Super easy and approachable gamay, a perfect introduction to this variety.

    Great value for money.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • KH
    Karen H.
    Verified Buyer
    2 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Bargain Gamay

    Great value Gamay. I've been drinking this slightly chilled and it's smooth and easy to drink. Will buy again as an every day wine.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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