Gamay’s inimitable bright ruby hue teems with bright cherry, raspberries, and dark spices on the nose, as you might expect. The palate’s judicious concentration, roundness and spice, however, set this apart from more common examples of Gamay while allowing the grape to remain its harmonious, versatile, earthy and red-fruited self. The lingering finish introduces some slightly smoky notes as well as a little saline minerality. An amazing expression of Gamay!
Gönc winery is a family tradition going back to 1936, when Peter Gönc’s great grandfather built their first wine cellar and planted the vineyard around it in the small town of Dobrovnik in Slovenia. After World War II, his grandfather moved to the city Ptuj where he started working in the Ptujska Klet, or Ptuj wine cellar, as a cellar cleaner and worked his way up to head winemaker and CEO of the oldest winery in Slovenia, now known as Pullus.
Peter’s father worked at the same winery, but on the side he also planted 24 acres of vineyards to keep up the family tradition (now 28 acres total). When Peter came of age they built a new cellar in Ptuj and started Gönc again. Peter is the 4th generation of winemakers and winegrowers in the family. Farming is organic, and all the wines receive little to no added sulfites at bottling. Despite this minimal intervention, the wines are even more stable and long lasting, even once open, making them ideal for restaurants or wine bars pouring by the glass.
100% Gamay sourced from a single vineyard aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.