“G” grape entries

Gamay Noir

Not to be confused with lesser clones of Pinot Noir, the true Gamay is more properly called Gamay Noir a Jus Blanc (for its notably white flesh). A very important light red varietal grown in many areas of France and Switzerland. Best known in Burgundy as Beaujolais, the light, fruity red wine that is cause for the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration the third Thursday of each November. A vigorous varietal that buds early, but also ripens early which makes it a good choice in cool weather areas. Gamay is known for producing wines of low tannins, bright red fruits and a distinct pale red color with blue hues. Carbonic maceration can add notes of bananas and bubblegum.

The best known Gamays come from Beaujolais, but it also grows well in the Loire valley as Gamay de Tourraine and as Vin de Pays du Jardin. In the past various clones were used mainly to add pigment to lesser wines. Production is also high in Switzerland near Geneva.

Grape Color


Wines (24)

Jean Folliard Beaujolais Fleurie 2010 Beaujolais Red
Halfmoon Cellars Winery Gamay Noir United States 2014 United States White
Damien Coquelet Beaujolais-Villages 2009 Beaujolais-Villages Red
TeMata Estate GAMAY NOIR, Woodthorpe Vineyard 2008 Hawkes Bay Red
Chateau des Charmes St David's Bench "Droit" Gamay Noir 2007 California Red
Domaine Marion Pral Beaujolais Cuvee Terroir 2006 Beaujolais Red
Clos de la Roilette Beaujolais Fleurie 2006 Fleurie Red
Terres Dorées L'Ancien Beaujolais Vielles Vignes 2006 Beaujolais Red
Dominique Piron Beaujolais-Villages Les Vignes de Pierreux 2005 Beaujolais Red
Château de la Terrière Beaujolais-Villages 2005 Beaujolais-Villages Red
Dominique Piron Beaujolais-Villages Les Vignes de Pierreux 2003 Beaujolais-Villages Red
Georges Dubouef Jean Descombes Beaujolais Morgon 2004 Morgon Red
Georges Dubouef Domaine des Buyats Beaujolais Régnié 2004 Régnié Red
Georges Dubouef Château de Grand Pré Beaujolais Fleurie 2003 Fleurie Red
Terres Dorées Brun d'Folie Beaujolais Rosé 2005 Beaujolais Rosé
Terres Dorées FRV 100 Sparkling Gamay de Jean Paul Brun 2005 Beaujolais Sparkling
Alain Renardat-Fache Bugey Cerdon NV Bugey Sparkling
Edmunds St. John Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir El Dorado County Witters Vineyard 2004 El Dorado Red
Terres Dorees L'Ancien Beaujolais Nouveau Vielles Vignes 2005 Beaujolais Red
Louis Latour Beaujolais-Villages Chameroy 2002 Beaujolais-Villages Red
Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2003 Beaujolais-Villages Red
Patrick et Nathalie Brunet La Chapelle Domaine de Robert Fleurie 2000 Fleurie Red
Château de la Chaize Brouilly 2001 Brouilly Red
Inniskillin Niagara Peninsula Gamay Noir 2001 Niagara Peninsula Red