Wine Code Breaker #399

2021 Mayer Gamay, Yarra Valley, Victoria

Pinot Noir gains in popularity and Shiraz maintains its place. What if you could put the two together? One is the dancer, it hails from Burgundy. The other a prancer with origins from Rhone. There is a place in between. It is a place where the prancer’s attitude softens and the dancer’s stride lengthens. This is the place they call Beaujoulais. The grape is called Gamay. And Gamay is growing in interest as it finds its place in Australia.

The 2021 Mayer Gamay is from the Yarra Valley in Victoria. It is a crimson-coloured wine with a darkness that delights. The nose is full of pomegranates, citrus, minerals and raspberries. It has a funky character that lightly dances through the aromas of pomegranate, savoury elements, raspberries, citrus and minerals. The palate is intoxicating with its expressive red fruits. Soft spices canter easily and beautifully around the sinewy tannins as the crunchy acidity delivers a marvellous length.


Rating: 94 pts

Closure: Diam

Alc: 13%

Drink: Now; 3-5 yrs

Price: $55

Tasted: June 2022

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