Gamay Noir from Slovenia? An unexpected combination that is startlingly delicious. The Gonc 1 Gamay.
Sample submitted for review. The Gonc 136 Gamay (named for 1936, the year the vineyard was started) has an SRP of $28 (Saturday Splurge) and is available for as low as $24. Imported by Lefgroup LLC.
Bright ruby hue, great extraction and concentration, with aromas of bright cherry, raspberries, and dark spices. On the palate the wine is juicy, round, spicy, and harmonious, with notes pronounced on the nose. Long lingering finish. An amazing expression of Gamay!
Yes, this wine is over $20 but that’s the reality when you’re tasting Gamay from Slovenia, as this is not something you see every day!
The 2016 Gonc 1 Gamay begins with a very attractive aroma of candied cherry and other red berry fruit along with excellent touches of spice and a hint of vanilla. Soft and smooth in the mouth this is a fantastic and flavorful wine loaded with intense juicy, sweet fruit and more touches of spice when tasting. I wish many Beaujolais (where you find most Gamay) were as good as this! It ends with a dry, long and delicious finish.
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