Mt Rosa Gamay Noir 2022

We have good news! our Gamay 2022 Red Wine is now available.

We’re excited to share this varietal with you and as a friend of Mt Rosa you are welcome to come in for a taste of our new release. If you are passing by or planning a trip down to Gibbston or Queenstown over the winter, we’d love to see you in the Mt Rosa Cellar Door to taste this wonderful new release.

mt rosa staff member holding glass of gamay 2022

Gamay 2022 Tasting Notes

Aromatic hints of violet, lavender, and fragrant spice. These aromas draw the palate into an appealing pop of fresh raspberries and cranberries with fine velvety tannins. Nimble and lingering, this wine finishes with an earthy, floral note. 

PH: 3.51
TA: 6.8 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Picked 23/04/2022

100% whole bunch fermentation with indigenous yeast. Low plunging regime to start and then plunged once a day. Total fermentation time 28 days, pressed and held for five days before going to older French barriques. Coarse to medium filtration for focusing clarity and direction.
Bottled 11/02/2023.


Guide to Gamay Wine

Gamay is a red wine with a light-bodied profile, sharing a striking resemblance in taste to Pinot Noir and has been steadily gaining in popularity in cool-climate regions - New Zealand is the ideal geography. The allure of Gamay wines lies in their delicate floral aromas, understated earthy nuances, and astonishing versatility when it comes to food pairings.

What sets Gamay apart is that a significant portion of its fruit character originates from its captivating aromas, which take precedence over the taste. On the palate, these wines offer a light texture complemented by high acidity and tangy flavors of red fruits, all culminating in a subtle bitter note that lingers on the finish.