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Cailleteau Gamay Nouveau

We are proud to announce the third release of our Gamay Nouveau named Cailleteau (pronounced kye-toe), after the French word for a baby quail. This wine pays homage to the French tradition where vineyard owners and workers of the Beaujolais wine region would celebrate the end of harvest with their “new wine”. As its name implies, it is the result of a quick winemaking process that allows for the grapes to be picked, fermented and bottled, all within a one-month time frame and released on the third Thursday of November each year.

Tasting & Pairing

A Vivid purple colour in the glass, you can expect a lively, fruity red wine. On the palate, this wine shows beautiful notes of candied red berries and cherry with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. Made in an easy drinking style, it is the perfect wine for the holiday season. We recommend serving lightly chilled to enjoy its youthful, fruit forward exuberance and suggest pairing with charcuterie, paté, soft cheese or with your festival holiday feasts. This wine is meant to be enjoyed young so we suggest it be drunk now and within the next 6 months. Santé! Enjoy now.

Winemaking

Picked on September 30, 2018 from the Drought vineyard in West Kelowna, the Cailleteau was made using the carbonic maceration technique. This technique involves fermenting whole clusters of grapes in a carbon dioxide rich environment prior to crushing which results in a low tannin, fresh, fruity wine.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 13 %
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l
Residual sweetness: <1.0 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 33881
UPC code: 778856418248
Date bottled: November 2, 2018
Case volume: 180

Wine Shop Retail Price: $19.99
Wine Club Member Price: $16.99