In case you’re not all that familiar with Gamay noir, like Pinot noir, it’s a super-food friendly wine that pairs with many different foods. And it’s got a bit of a cult following here in Oregon!
Matt Berson, owner/winemaker of Love and Squalor Wines, makes very small quantities of a lovely Gamay that is so affordable we encourage you to buy more than one bottle. This wine had an interested play between red fruit and earthy notes, starting with both red and sour cherries and rose petals that transformed into earth and bacon fat with a touch of mocha. Grippy tannins excited our mouths, making it a perfect pairing with BBQed meats, sliders, roasted chicken or eggplant dishes.
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at email@example.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.