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Levin Gamay
£13.50

This youthful bright purple Gamay holds pure Loire Valley expression in not just its colour but continuing in its aromas and taste.


The appearence is clear and bright and deep ruby red with aromas of lavender and violet, cherry and chocolate, with some savoury spicy characters. On the palate are cherry and red berry flavours, butterscotch and spicy savoury flavours with a silky texture and excellent length.

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David Levin, renowned hotelier and restaurateur, started growing his own grapes in the Loire Valley, France in 1985 to produce his own private label wines for his luxury hotels and restaurants.

His numerous travels to Australia had introduced him to many advances in agriculture and viticulture that were not used in Europe. David Levin and his Australian Wife Lynne are committed to producing a world class Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire Valley.

The LEVIN Winery was shipped to France in its entirety from Australia together with a team of engineers who specialized in its design and assembly.

Adopting a philosophy of combining the best of traditional organic agriculture with the finest innovative winemaking techniques, LEVIN Wine is proudly based on French terroir, history and tradition giving a true expression of the Sauvignon Blanc grape in its original and traditional home – The Loire.

David Levin continues the tradition he started in 1971 with the opening of The Capital Hotel and Restaurant, an absolute commitment to quality and style, blending “The Best of Both Worlds” and setting LEVIN Wine apart from other Sauvignon Blanc producers in France.

Today Levin Wines produce a superb range of organic wines that have achieved an outstanding cachet of international awards and reviews.

Vineyard

LEVIN has 19 vineyards on two different types of terroirs. The sites are planted in the villages of Bourré, Choussy and Oisly, some 15 to 20 km apart, over about 18 hectares.

Our Bourré vineyards in the Vallée du Cher are planted on the region’s famed Tuffeau* limestone, mixed with a harmonious blend of loose and flinty clay, mica and sand. This ancient terroir brings body, texture and minerality to the wine.

Vinification

LEVIN Wines is also certified organic in the winery and we take care to preserve our pristine fruit. Upon harvesting, the grapes are carefully and swiftly brought to the winery where they are de-skinned and chilled before entering the press. This preserves the aromatic profile and reduces oxidisation.

Our tanks are stainless steel and temperature controlled. We ferment at a lower temperature in sealed tanks, which helps prevent oxidative flavours from developing. These are key factors in preserving the aromatics that delivery exceptional wine.

Cold stabilisation and a long maturation period allows the development of the complex flavours leading to increased flavour.

Tasting Notes

This youthful bright purple Gamay holds pure Loire Valley expression in not just its colour but continuing in its aromas and taste.

Appearance: Clear and bright and deep ruby red.

Nose: Aromas of lavender and violet, cherry and chocolate, with some savoury spicy characters.

Palate: The palate shows cherry and red berry flavours, butterscotch and spicy savoury flavours with a silky texture and excellent length.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Levin Gamay
Country France
Region Loire Valley
ABV% 12%
Vintage 2015
Grape Variety 100% Gamay
Size 750ml
Dietary Information Organic, Sustainable
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