Grape Variety: Gamay
Gamay is the name of a village perched above the Hautes Côtes de Beaune, between Meursault and Santenay, whose inhabitants were inspired to name this red grape variety. Planted extensively in the Côte d’Or from the 14th to the 19th Century, it was already cultivated by the Celts before Roman times all over south-east Gaul. Today it is the King of Beaujolais.
In French-speaking Switzerland its development dates from the start of the 20th Century. After the scourge of phylloxera decimated the vineyards, it was chosen to replace Mondeuse because it was easier to grow: an early ripener, fairly productive without too much vigour. There are 392 ha planted in Geneva which in 2005 was a quarter of the Swiss total. When made into rosé, it is fresh and fruity.
Pink colour, with an orange tinge; a bouquet of red fruits and wild strawberries. This delightful fresh wine is just right for beautiful summer days.
Potentiel de garde
Température de service idéale
8 - 10°C
As an aperitif or to enliven your summer meals.