2023 Sorrenberg Gamay

Australia's most sought-after Gamay. One of the country's definitive "cult" wines.

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The Sorrenberg Gamay is one of Beechworth's most beloved wines and holds cult status amongst collectors of the 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 (including 10% Pinot Noir) 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 and our answer to Cru Beaujolais, but to truly know why you'll need to try it for yourself.

The style of Gamay we produce uses a combination of traditional Gamay 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.

The nose of the 2023 Gamay displays dark spiced cherries with red currant and cranberry notes. The fruit aromas follow onto the palate combining with earthy tannins and balanced acid creating a well-rounded wine, finishing with good length. The 2023 Gamay has just come straight off our bottling line. It will integrate beautifully with some bottle time. It is drinking fine now, however will benefit with cellar time.

88 points - "Maraschino cherries, dried apricot, musk sticks, quite a bit of lift, nutmeg and gingersnap biscuits, mint and dried herb. This is a pretty bold and throaty wine, it shows some brandy soaked cherries, tannin has a coarse ground to it, some cold brew coffee, acidity is mild, almost a little soapy, with some dried herb and candied orange peel on a blurred finish of solid length. No shortage of flavour, although there’s a marmalade quality to it. Hmmmm." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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