2016 Gamay - Redfoot Vineyard

Lincoln Lakeshore
Bottle size
750 mL
Winemaking Notes
Growing Conditions
All prices include Ontario bottle deposits; $0.20 for bottles of 750 mL and $0.10 for bottles of 375 mL and less.

Professional Reviews

Rick VacSickle winesinniagara.com

Tawse does Gamay a little different than most in Niagara. Pender likes a richer, deeper style with a bit of spice (8 months in French oak) in the background, which he achieves with this single vineyard version. So, on the nose, plums, black cherry, blackberries, earth, raspberry bramble and spice notes. It’s soft and personable on the palate with juicy dark fruits, touch of raspberry, integrated spice and all delivered on a bed of smooth tannins.

Michael Godel www.winealign.com

The recently released Redfoot Vineyard 2016 is the second vintage for this unfiltered and naturally raised gamay. If the first RV was one to feel and test out the waters this sophomore follow-up is swimming with great confidence. There is a curing salumi nose and sweet earthiness that simply smells of the Lincoln Lakeshore clays. At the same time the wine is bright, tangy and briny to sour in the ways that chefs today craft balanced morsels of acidulated vegetables that dot to complement charcuterie platters. It's a very gastronomic wine that would suit the most excellent cured meats, cheeses and condiments so prevalent in today's Niagara winery restaurants. Gamay should stay loose and playful and here it does just that. Drink 2018-2021.