- The Wine
We have Gamaret and Garanoir available on their own, but I find the combination here is even better as the complex body structure of the one complements the fruitiness of the other to make a better wine.
Dry and smooth with very soft tannins and lovely texture in the body. Unique wine, unique grapes and a crowd pleaser.
Perfect with spicy food - one of the best reds in our whole range with a hot curry.
This is a regular feature in the Swiss wine tastings we give across the UK and is always very well received. The smoothness and predominant fruit couple with the tannins to produce a wine that is excellent from the moment the cork is pulled. Not only good with curry but any foods that you might associate with Gamay, such as turkey or chicken.
Flo says of the 2015 (August 2018): A sweet almost vanilla note mingled with nutmeg and plum appear in waves in the aroma of this wine. The wine largely sings of rich fruit balances with mellow tanning to deliver this delicious wine. A crowd pleaser and a conversation starter this wine gives all of the fruitiness of a Gamay with more of a spicy punch. Holds up even against strong flavours such as Thai or Indian curries.
Why we have it:It is a crowd pleaser. Balanced and beautiful.
Why you should pick this wine:You want a flexible red that's a little exotic
What to expect:fruity, smooth yet suprisingly bold
Serving Suggestions:Frankly, it can handle anything from chilled to quite a bit too warm. Drink how you like to drink your reds.
Try it with a nice spicy, even outright fiery curry.
- Vintage Information
Product code 41UV05 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Cave de La Cote Uvavins Serving Suggestion Frankly, it can handle anything from chilled to quite a bit too warm. Drink how you like to drink your reds. Featured Themes Popular, Reference Wine Style Red, Blend, Dry, Still Variety Gamaret, Garanoir Key Features Unoaked Winemaking Low Sulphur, Malolactic Country Switzerland Region(s) La Côte AOC / DAC La Côte Belongs to Wine Range Expression Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Serving Temperature 17 Vintages 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, NV Last Tasted Jun 16, 2016 name: Gamaret-Garanoir "Expression" vintage: 2017 size: 0.75 product code: [41UV0517] stock: 100 in London Warehouse
6 at Alpine Wines House
closure: Synthetic Cork alcohol: 16 last checked in: 2019-10-01 name: Gamaret-Garanoir "Expression" vintage: 2016 size: 0.75 product code: [41UV0516] alcohol: 13.5 name: Gamaret-Garanoir "Expression" vintage: 2015 size: 0.75 product code: [41UV0515] alcohol: 14 name: Gamaret-Garanoir "Expression" vintage: 2014 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 13.6 name: Gamaret-Garanoir "Expression" vintage: 2012 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 13
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Light but intense and very well-made wine!
This is a delicious wine, not unlike a good Beaujolais Cru, or even a little reminiscent of a Mondeuse. The main point of interest for us was the interplay between its seeming lightness but its intensity of flavours: dark forest fruit, plum/damson, a whiff of vanilla and some cinnamon. The palate is fresh, but the fruit is ripe, the acidity fresh and the tannins very supple. Highly recommended!
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- Light but intense and very well-made wine!