Gamay

Gamay

Gamay

Gamay is the grape of Beaujolais and is found almost exclusively in this appellation south of Burgundy. There are small amounts grown in the Loire Valley, but it has not been exported to the New World in any significant quantities. The grapes are lightly coloured, with thinnish skins and produce wines with a bright cherry red colour. Whilst most of Beaujolais is light, in some of the Crus it can make wines that develop almost Burgundian qualities with ageing. Photo GNU.