Rachis & Derma - 2019 Gamay Noir
This wine visually leads you in with rich, intensified dark cherry hues. On the palate the wine offers up concentrated raspberry coulis notes, lush berries and an undertone of black pepper spice. This wine is bright and lively, with a round mouthfeel and good length. Enjoy this wine in its youth!
The 2019 “R&D” Gamay Noir was hand-picked from a new Estate vineyard within the Lincoln Lakeshore appellation; the first of its kind for Hidden Bench. Certified organic and producing fruit for the first time in 2019, this vineyard comes online after years of careful and detailed planning. After rigorous sorting 75% of the fruit was destemmed with the balance left whole cluster in vat. Natural, spontaneous fermentation took place and the wine was left to macerate for a total of 23-days then gently pressed and transferred to neutral French Oak barriques. Malolactic fermentation completed in early winter and the wine remained without sulphur until just prior to bottling in June with a nominal 20ppm added. Unfiltered and un-fined, this is a unique expression of Gamay Noir.