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Gama-Belle

A wine for chocolate.

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


Source
Switzerland
Red

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
4113049
Composition
Gamay 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
16 %
Stock
14
Last tasted
August 4 2016
Bottle Size
0.5L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Vaud
Wine features
Sweet
Variety
Gamaret
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Passerillage
Aged in
Bottle
Wine features
Sweet

More about this wine

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.



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