Gama-Belle 2011, Cave de la Côte

£44.54
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Product code
4113049
Switzerland  La Côte 
Features Unoaked, Late Harvest, Fortified
Style Red, Still, Sweet, Single Variety
Last Tasted 1 Jan 2019
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamaret

This is a clever little fortified wine from Cave de la Côte. The grape is one of Gamay's children, Gamaret. The grapes are harvested and then left on trays for 1-2 months before fermentation. The fermentaion is stopped by the addition of eau-de-vie de vin (brandy spirit made from the same grapes) which raises the alcohol level and leaves some residual sweetness.

The colour is a lovely garnet in both the core and the rim. The 'legs' are tremendous! On the nose there is a huge concentration of red and black berrys and blackcurrant that took me back to the 1970's and the sweets that we enjoyed at that time. Those fruit flavours continue on the palate along with far less sweetness than you might expect. Enough sweetness to lift it past off-dry but nowhere near enough to class it as a sweet wine. Along with the fruit there is chocolate and spice. The finish is long and delicious.

This is a wine for chocolate and cheese.

More Information
Winemaker Cave de La Cote Uvavins
Country Switzerland
Bottle Size Half litre 50cl
Style Red, Still, Sweet, Single Variety
Region La Côte
Variety Gamaret
Vintage 2011
Last Tasted 1 Jan 2019
Alcohol 16
Ripeness Passerillage
Case Size 6
Composition Gamay 100%
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Barrel (old)
Key Features Unoaked, Late Harvest, Fortified
Available from Online Exclusive
Bought In (year) 2013
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