Rippon Gamay 2017

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Mike Bennie
SKU
RIGA201710 UCAU
$74.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$74.99 Per item
It’s completely alive and quite beautiful. As much as we note that schist’s compression and foliated structure can issue wines of precision and detail, here schist’s refractive, luminous nature shines a direct, unadulterated light onto Gamay’s own primary fruit and spice. Bright perfume of lifted cherries, herbs and undergrowth. Juicy fruit weight, firm yet supple tannins with a fantastic length. Fine, pretty and moreish.
It’s completely alive and quite beautiful. As much as we note that schist’s compression and foliated structure can issue wines of precision and detail, here schist’s refractive, luminous nature shines a direct, unadulterated light onto Gamay’s own primary fruit and spice. Bright perfume of lifted cherries, herbs and undergrowth. Juicy fruit weight, firm yet supple tannins with a fantastic length. Fine, pretty and moreish.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Mike Bennie

(2016 vintage) Such pretty floral, sweet fruited perfume – it’s a funny thing when you say sweetness because it’s often pejorative, but here so far from that, so inviting, familiar and good. The palate has a tightness, a strict rule in shape and form, long, pivoting on fruit, savouriness and brisk acidity, with a swathe of lacy tannin chiming in. Such personality and tension, structure and sinew. Seriously good.