Rising Vineyard Gamay

$280.00
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 Gamay on, game on. Don’t let the shy opening fool you. This one opens up with the unstoppable honesty of your mate after one too many. Cherries and raspberry on the nose with a velvety medium bodied palate.

A delivery from Rising makes any day feel like a reason to celebrate. Sat in the aptly named Christmas Hills in the Yarra Valley, their wine is small batch done right. Small parcels of delicious fruit, carefully chosen. We can’t help but admire the quiet way these guys go about each expression, it’s pure passion at play. For winemaker Anthony Fikkers, less is more when it comes to intervention. And after a hop, skip and jump across Italy, France, Germany and the Hunter Valley, 13 years later, he’s ready to share his passion for cool-climate goodness with anyone willing to slurp away.

FROM THE WINEMAKER

This 100% Gamay is grown in classic Yarra Valley soils of clay-loam over a deep clay base. Approximately 20% of the whole bunches were put into an open fermenter and crushed by foot. The remainder of the whole bunches were placed on top without crushing, the fermenter was sealed and it was left for a 10 day maceration without any further crushing, pumping over or plunging. At the end of this period it was pressed and transferred directly to old puncheons to complete its fermentation, then left to mature without sulphur dioxide until the end of winter, approximately 5 months. The barrels were then racked and sulphured and the wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling.

FOOD MATCH

Whack out the grazing table for this bad boy. Antipasto suits a lighter red like this beautifully. It’s a great picnic partner-in-crime to match with Asian cuisine, cold cuts or salads, so pack as a worthy reward for your next Honkers hike.

JC SCORE

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