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Malivoire Wine Company Courtney Gamay 2015 Wine Review

Malivoire Wine Company Courtney Gamay 2015

Malivoire Wine Company Courtney Gamay 2015

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $27.95

Drink: 2015-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Malivoire Wine Company

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

I love the description on the back label for the vineyard where the Gamay grapes for this lovely Niagara wine are grown: "On the very end of the plateau known as the Beamsville Bench, there's a clearing surrounded by an old-growth forest, untouched by all who farmed the land since the War of 1812." Doesn't this sound like the beginning of a great storybook adventure? It continues: "We call it the Courtney Vineyard after the wonderful woman who lived nearby. She called it paradise. The trees she loved now stand sentinel, protecting one of Malivoire's most coveted vineyards." Malivoire is truly the Canadian master of Gamay. Luscious, rich and flavourful without being heavy. Lots of black and dark red berry fruits. Some smoke on the finish. This wine enjoys extended barrel-aging in French oak, yet there is no pronounced oaky aroma or flavour. Pair with grilled seafood or pheasant.

Gamay food pairings: roasted suckling pig, roast lamb, veal stew.

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This Malivoire Wine Company Courtney Gamay 2015 was reviewed on September 16, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Such a lovely and inviting nose - full bodied with elegant layers - complex with rich dark fruit, tobacco, clove, cassis and nutmeg - lingering spicy finish -
Grapes for this Beamsville Bench Gamay were hand-harvested from the Courtney Block in Malivoire's estate vineyard. The wine juice was fermented in stainless steel with a portion of the grapes kept in whole clusters (partial carbonic maceration) and then aged another nine months in French oak barrels and to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine is dry, savoury with raspberry, strawberry and cherry fruit on the palate and a hint of coffee on the finish. - Community Wine Reviews

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