2022 Ministry of Clouds Adelaide Hills Gamay
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.
Intense and tightly poised, this wine unfolds with air to show ripe raspberry and chalky lift, with pink peppercorns, nutmeg and mountain herbs below. On the palate this wine is coiled around a lovely acid line, with crunchy dark cranberry, raspberry fruit, gentle wood spice, decaying leaves, and a sherbety tannin profile all evident. A wine of delicacy, purity, and succulence.
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!