Château des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2019 Wine Review
Château des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2019
St. David's Bench, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 89/100
A juicy Niagara red wine with lots of mouth-watering acidity on the palate and made from the Gamay Noir Droit grape. The vines for this wine are planted on the side of ancient limestone slopes of the St. David's Bench Vineyard in glacial soils located furthest from the cooling temperatures of Lake Ontario benefiting from warmer temperatures and a longer ripening season. Juicy flavours of ripe cherry, raspberry, spicy and vibrant on the palate. Gamay Noir ‘Droit’ is a red wine unique to Château des Charmes. In the early 1980s, Paul Bosc discovered a single Gamay Noir vine growing straight up and taller than the others in the vineyard. The wine had classic Gamay cherry flavours and a medium body, but there was also more complexity. Genetic testing revealed that Canada’s first vinifera vine was born right in their vineyard. They were granted International Plant Breeders’ Rights so no one else in the world can grow this vine or make this wine called Gamay Noir ‘Droit’. I’ve loved this wine for many years: not only does it have fleshy ripe dark berries, but there’s also a peppery top note. Pair this wine with grilled pork chops or chicken.
Gamay Noir Droit food pairings: prime rib, beef brisket, gourmet burgers.
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This Château des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2019 was reviewed on May 22, 2021 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
A unique strain of Gamay with aromas of black cherry, plum, and ripe rasperry with black pepper. Medium+ bodied, smooth with soft tannins, ripe, rich berry notes and a soft, peppery finish. This version of Gamay is so versatile, light enough to enjoy on its own, but with enough body, acidity and flavour to stand up to anything you're grilling on the BBQ. Cheers!
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