I have long wondered why I have never been able to taste a Gamay from New Zealand.
Some New Zealand Pinot Noirs seem to me to be like a really good Beaujolais ought to taste – but hardly ever do!
So, by extension I have often thought that Gamay itself might well produce some worthwhile results down in New Zealand.
This belief somehow survived my trip to Beaujolais last year when I tasted some truly awful Gamays – bad enough to almost put me off the grape altogether – as well as enough lovely examples to help me keep the faith!
So, when I saw a New Zealand Gamay for sale today in Waitrose I just couldn’t resist buying it! Continue reading