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Switzerland  La Côte 

A dessert wine for chocolate and cheese from the Swiss shores of Lake Geneva.

Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Sweet, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamaret
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Gama-Belle 2011 Half litre 50cl cl
London Warehouse6 in Warehouse

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.

Style Red, Still, Sweet, Single Variety
Winemaker Cave de La Cote Uvavins
Country Switzerland
Region La Côte
Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Aged In Bottle
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Gamaret
Ripeness Passerillage
Product Code 4113049
Size Half litre 50cl
Alcohol 16
Last Tasted 1 Jan 2019
mature evolution? No
Case Size 6
Closure Natural Cork
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