2021 Ministry of Clouds Adelaide Hills Gamay


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Yay Yay for Gamay…

We have been searching for Gamay in the Adelaide Hills since we started Ministry of Clouds, little did we know that the beloved Turnbull family had planted Gamay into their spectacular Charleston site. Lending itself to bright, fragrant, light bodied wines, with nervy acidity, we can’t think of a more suited variety for an Australian summer, seafood, and the evolving pan-Asian cuisine of our home, and our country.


Shy at first, this wine unfolds with air to show bright raspberry and chalky lift, with cardamom, nutmeg and freshly turned earth below. On the palate this wine is coiled around a lovely acid line, with cranberry, raspberry fruit, gentle wood spice, decaying leaves, and a sherbety tannin profile all evident. A wine of delicacy and purity, not brute power.


A pre-dinner platter complete with saucisson, duck rillettes, cornichons and crunchy toasted baguette… or panfried marinated quails served on a bed of fresh spring vegetable risotto… yum!