If you’ve been reading my posts this year, you’ll note that I have been on an Ontario Gamay kick. Prior to this year and an impromptu tasting, I had forgotten the level of delightful wines this grape makes and we do a fantastic job here in Ontario. So, coupling a Gamay with one of my favourite Ontario wineries, Chateau des Charmes is the clear making of an enjoyable evening for this Wine Hobbyist.

On colour, the Chateau des Charmes Gamay Noir 2013 holds a fantastic ruby hue. On the nose, spice, slight oak, cherry, and mineral are noted.  On the palate, you are met with a wonderful fruit-forward jammy sense, with attitudinal spice and earthy notes that bolster the wine on the palate, giving it robust structure.

We paired the Chateau des Charmes Gamay Noir 2013 with homemade beef burgers that were blessed with sprinklings of porchetta. What a pairing!

This wine retails at the LCBO for $14.95 and can be found in the generalist section.

We gave this wine a score of 4 out of 5.