Jolie Saison Gamay, 2012, 12.5% abv

Available by September 17 only at Seasons 52 restaurants in the US, but here for an in-advance-tasting opportunity at the Wine Bloggers’ Conference 2013 in Penticton, BC, this wine is clear and bright, purple and has legs noted.

On the nose, it’s clean with medium + intense aromas of violets, black cherries and red plums. On the palate, it’s dry with medium + acidity, grainy but elegant tannins and low alcohol. The body is satisfyingly medium and the flavours are medium + intense and consist of black and red plum, cassis, cherries jubilee, milk chocolate, light leather and blackberry vine. The finish is medium plus.

This wine is WSET ‘very good’ – great fruit complexity and acid balance with silky length and the right amount of tannin. Yes, definitely New World influenced, but in a positive way and not obviously so. There are 2000 cases, 1500 for the restaurants and produced from two Beaujolais crus direct to Seasons 52.

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