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Domaine du Clos Roussely Touraine Canaille 2009

Gamay from Touraine, Loire, France
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    Winemaker Notes

    The color is purple with a ruby hue. The nose gives aromas of red fruit, like strawberry and small ripe cherries; then evolves towards a spicier character. The palate is relatively large for this varietal with soft and silky tannins, giving warm, rich flavors of red fruit and gingerbread spiciness. The finish gives a long-lasting impression of lightly spiced cherry pie.

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    Domaine du Clos Roussely

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    Domaine du Clos Roussely, Touraine, Loire, France
    Domaine du Clos Roussely welcomes you to Angé in the Loir-et-Cher. After returning from New World at age 25, Vincent created the domaine which was his childhood dream. On one side, 8 hectares of vineyard had been cultivated by his grandfather 20 years earlier, and another 15 hectares surrounding an old farmhouse. He works his vineyard by respecting the the natural biodiversity and harvests by hand. The wines are both festive and surprising. He can cite "Spirit of the Clos," a selection of Sauvignon vines 45 years, "Libertine" a delight from the over-ripe Sauvignon or "Anthology of the Clos," a subtle blend of Cabernet and Cot (Malbec).

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    Delightfully playful yet at its best capable of impressive gravitas, Gamay is responsible for juicy, berry-flavored wines in Beaujolais and parts of the Loire Valley. It has received some criticism for its role in Beaujolais Nouveau, a young beverage more reminiscent of fruit punch than wine. But make no mistake—the Gamay grape is very capable of producing light yet serious wines, especially in the cru villages of Beaujolais. The variety is also widely planted in Savoie and Switzerland, and has recently found success on a small but growing scale in Oregon.

    In the Glass

    Gamay can be decidedly light and fruity with flavors cherry candy and cranberry. Made for Beaujolais Nouveau, with a quick fermentation process, the wines give fun and flirty aromas of banana or bubblegum. The Nouveau style is to drink early and not contemplate. More complex Gamays (Village or cru level) offer dark blackberry or ripe cherry flavors with enticing aromas of baking spice, violets and dark wet earth as well as aging potential.

    Perfect Pairings

    Gamay is delicious on its own, especially with a light chill. It is the quintessential picnic red and goes well with simple charcuterie, country pate, and terrines. Served at a cool temperature, it is an unexpected but outstanding partner for freshly shucked oysters. Gentle tannins and bright acidity make it a great option with Asian food, even dishes with a bit of a spicy kick. Gamay can also be a great pairing with poultry, especially duck or Thanksgiving turkey with cranberry sauce.

    Sommelier Secret

    Within Beaujolais, there are ten different crus, or highly ranked grape-growing communes. Each one has its own distinct personality—Fleurie is delicate and floral, Côte de Brouilly is concentrated and elegant, and Morgon is serious, structured, and age-worthy, capable of rivaling some red Burgundies.

    INNDCRTC_2009 Item# 106535