Gamay

Gamay{gam-MAY) is a purple colored grape used for the production of red wines, it is widely grown in Beaujolais and Loire Valley. This grape is also known as Jus Blanc or Gamay Noir.  Canada, France, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand are other countries known to have plantation of Gamay.

 Attributes from Gamay’s wines.

1)     light to medium bodied
2)     Tannings are usually low but it might vary.
3)     Crisp with high acidity
4)     Strawberry and cherry aromas

The wines made from this grape are better when drank in its youth, because of its high acidity and low tanning.

 

What is Gamay? here is a video with the main grape of Beaujolais explained.

France

Beaujolais

Domaine Boisfranc is 10 hectaires, or roughly 22 acres dedicated almost entirely to the Gamay grape.  Thierry’s Beaujolais is the focus of our offer as it is an ideal match with our ideal of the wines of the region outside the cru.  Many of the vines are one hundred years old, adding a layer of depth without excessive concentration.

 

 Gamay

Color of grape red with purple.
Species Vitis Vinifera
Synonyms  Jus Blanc or Gamay Noir
Origin  France
Most common in  France, USA
Phonetic pronunciation  gam-MAY