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Featherstone Winery Featherstone Vineyard Gamay Noir 2009 Wine Review

Featherstone Winery Featherstone Vineyard Gamay Noir 2009

Featherstone Winery Featherstone Vineyard Gamay Noir 2009

Niagara Escarpment, Canada

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2011-2014

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Featherstone Winery

Product: 874345000106

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Natalie's Score: 88/100

Rich and robust with enticing notes of black cherry, beetroot and a smoky finish. Peppered black raspberry with a nice bite and a medium-body. Smooth. Gamay could be Niagara's signature red to go by this one.

This was reviewed January 3, 2012 by

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Soils: Heavy Clay Vine Density: 1200/Acre
Planted: 2001 Rootstock: 3309 Clone: 358
Date Picked: 11th November 2009
Fruit Condition: Extremely Healthy
Handling: Hand Picked into small 25 kg picking bins allowing the fruit to arrive at the winery’s sorting table intact. Fruit was hand sorted, crushed and de-stemmed.
Fermentation: Fermented with commercial yeast strain ICV-GRE. Fermentation took place in small ½ tonne vats. Primary fermentation took 21 days in total. Pressed into barrel and inoculated with commercial malolactic bacteria.

Bottling date: September 10th 2010 Total Production: 115 cases
Wine analysis at bottling:
pH3.49 T.A 7.3g/L Alc. 13.5% alc./vol R.S <2 g/L
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