Gamay is a red grape used to produce red wines throughout the world, though most notably in the Beaujolais region of France. Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety Gamay.

December 12, 2010

What is Gamay?
Gamay is a red grape used to produce red wines throughout the world, though most notably in the Beaujolais region of France. It has been known as a distinct grape variety for over 600 years, often referred to as Gamay Noir, and has been planted throughout the world. In California, a grape is grown that for many years was identified as the Gamay grape, but it was recently determined as actually being a grape known as Valdeguie. As of 2007, the use of the term Gamay in relation to these “Napa Gamay” wines will no longer be legal in the United States.

Historically, Gamay was grown more widely in France, and was particularly popular in the Burgundy region. At the end of the 14th century, the ruler of Burgundy, Philip the Bold, passed a decree that Gamay no longer be grown in Burgundy, and all the existing Gamay vines were uprooted. He was worried that Gamay was beginning to compete with his chosen grape, Pinot Noir, and determined that this not be allowed to happen.

As a grape, Gamay tends to grow very well and produce great quantities of fruit. As with most grapes, however, this can be detrimental to ultimate wine quality, and so most regions that use Gamay thin the vines to ensure robustly-flavored grapes. Gamay, like Pinot Noir, is rarely blended with other wines when the desired flavor is the Gamay fruitiness. Because of the somewhat fragile nature of its aroma and taste, blending Gamay tends to result in a loss of the distinct grape qualities. This is true of both the red and blush wines made from the Gamay grape.

Gamay is a fruity, very fragrant wine, and can have a considerable amount of subtlety when produced well. It is not known for its longevity, however, and most Gamay is meant to be drunk fairly young. The most well-known exception to this is the finest of the Crus from Beaujolais, and even these rather masterful wines are not expected to last more than 10 years at the upper bound. Flavors and scents associated with Gamay include fruits such as berries and particularly cherries, banana, coconut, vanilla, rose and violet, and sometimes tar and toast. Gamay tends to be somewhat sharply sour when very new, though this tendency reduces after brief aging in the bottle.


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Restaurant reservations in Manila Philippines, planning of menu, selection of wine for dinner and booking a private function and event in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone can all be handled. Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has been regarded by many to be the premier restaurant north of Manila Philippines. Its 3000-line award-winning restaurant wine list has kept many wine lovers happy dining in this restaurant in Angeles City Clark Philippines for over a decade.

Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar was built by Hong Kong-based Yats International in 2000 to provide a world-class cozy fine dining restaurant, business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and functions in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

Manila visitors and tourists playing golf in Mimosa Clark are surprised to discover good restaurants in Pampanga serving excellent food with fine wines. One of the best restaurants in Pampanga is Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar which has been well regarded by food and wine lovers in Angeles City, Bulacan and Subic as one of the good restaurants in Clark to dine out while visiting Pampanga. This is one of the popular family restaurants in Pampanga that serve really good steaks as well as seafood. Visitors to Clark Philippines rarely pass up in the opportunity to dine at one of the best restaurants in Pampanga.

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