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Gamay, like Pinot Noir from which it is a genetic mutation, was introduced into the canton during the major restructuring that went on in the 19th century.

Its excellent reputation in the Lower Valais, around Fully and Martigny, is linked to the presence of granite, much as is the case with grand cru wines from Beaujolais.

This is a variety that is moderately vigorous and that ripens early. It gives purple-coloured wines that are very aromatic and high-spirited, with notes of red fruits and spices; it is fresh and very drinkable. Vinified on its own this is the flavourful par excellence wine of good cheer.

Blended with Pinot Noir, it becomes dole, known as a lively and fresh wine, intensely fruity.

Serve at 12°-13°C

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Accords gourmands avec le Gamay
Fendant (Chasselas)