Gamay Grande Réserve, Les Romaines

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Switzerland  La Côte 

One of the best oaked Gamay anywhere

Winemaker Les Freres Dutruy
Features Oaked, Reserve, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
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This is a superb oaked Gamay.

In general I love Gamay unoaked, and too many attempts at oaked gamay that are disappointing. But once I had encountered a good one, I was on the lookout for more. We currently have 3 from Beaujolais, and one from Switzerland - this one. It is the most ambitious, benefiting from the microclimate at the end of Lake Geneva. 3 weeks, sometimes 4, longer season than Beaujolais, and it shows.

Wine Details

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Les Freres Dutruy
Country Switzerland
Region La Côte
Features Oaked, Reserve, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Gamay
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Matured on the Lees, Unfiltered, Malolactic

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

A rich Gamay nose with plenty of cherry, mainly black but with red present also. The acidity is very apparent on first sipping but that energises the palate and the true balance of the wine becomes immediately apparant. The cherries continue in the mouth and the freshness is delightful.


Product Code 4117051
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.5
In a nutshell Elegant rich Gamay that Beaujolais can only dream of
Last Tasted 3 Aug 2019
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2030
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Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Acidity 4.9 g/l
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition Gamay 100%


I have been tasting this wine for nearly 10 years now, and some older vintages. It will have a subdued phase somewhere around 3 years, though it can happen later. Wait a year, it comes back brighter and more elegant


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