Trapeze Yarra Valley Gamay 2022
$ 55.00 incl. GST
Whole bunches are put into open fermenters, dry iced and locked up for four day carbonic maceration. Fruit is then fully destemmed to fruit bins, foot stomped and then back into open fermenter. Plunged gently over six days then sent to seasoned hogsheads for 11 months before bottling.
Red/garnet in the glass. Throws aromatics of fresh picked raspberries, cherry, ripe strawberry, fresh aniseed, cured meats/jamon savoury lift and dried thyme and oregano from the whole bunch. An energetic and great feeling palate, the carbonic gives just enough lift without pushing things too far to primary simplicity. Layered flavours of raspberry, jamon, cherry and cola, with more dried herbs and a slight kalamata olive savoury note. Nuanced tannins and amazing length, cleaning up beautifully on the finish with a great acid line. Sure, premium pricing for an Oz Gamay but holds its own against any comparable benchmark from either hemisphere.