Gamay 40, Leaning Post Wismer-Armbrust and Natural Gamays, Niagara, Canada

Two very interesting Gamays from boutique Niagara producer Leaning Post. They come from the same vineyard, but are made differently: one is whole bunch, no added sulphites, no filtering, and it is quite natural tasting. I liked it but preferred the elegance of the regular Gamay.

Leaning Post Wismer-Armbrust Vineyard Gamay 2016 Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara, Canada
Destemmed. Pale in colour. 1.3 acre block looking over Balls Falls. Has a slight lift on the nose, as well as floral, spicy red fruits. Rounded, smooth and fresh with lovely texture and elegance. Has a fine, savoury spiciness. Such lovely weight. Has a warmth on the mid palate. Delicate. 93/100

Leaning Post The Natural Gamay 2016 Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara, Canada
No sulfites, no filtration, whole cluster. From Wismer Armbrust vineyard. Cloudy. Savoury, spicy and tangy with a sour cherry edge. Earthy and murky with nice savoury detail and keen acidity. Distinctive and natural. 90/100

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