Rosewood - 2017 Waited On The Thunder (100% Gamay Noir) / 750mL
Rosewood Estates Winery (Beamsville, ON)
Waited on the Thunder is 100% Gamay Noir from Rosewood's inaugural batch of Night Moves Gamay. Rosewood's winemaker Ryan was so captivated by this wine that he decided to hold back and “waited” for six barrels to age an additional two years before bottling. The secret – for the entire length of aging, the barrels were never opened. Hence… they waited on the thunder. The initial juice for Waited on the Thunder was not adjusted at harvest, it is fermented using non-selective wild yeast, bottled with minimal sulphur added, and without fining or filtration. Due to the extended aging on lees in un-opened barrels a very different expression of Gamay resulted than what Rosewood have previously released.