I cannot say enough about Ontario Gamay and you can probably tell as every post I write about Ontario Gamay starts off this way. It’s complexity and fruit forward style makes it a must try. While some will frown upon me thinking and writing this, I would go so far as to say I would take an Ontario Gamay over a French Beaujolais any day. As my Gamay fixation would dictate, it is a must that I pick up any bottle I come across regardless of if my intention in the liquor store was to get a bottle of vodka for girls night. Having a Gamay or two in stock is a must for me. This explains how I ended up with a bottle of Hillier Creek Gamay Noir 2014.
Hillier Creek Estates and Winery
Hillier Creek Winery is located in Ontario’s, Prince Edward County and it sits on 50 acres of prestigiously historic land. The winery property includes 30 acres of vines with Gamay, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay being a few of the grapes found there. Hillier Creek has won several awards since its inception in 2000 and produces 30,000 bottles annually.
Hillier Creek Gamay Noir 2014
On colour, the Hillier Creek Gamay Noir 2014 holds a scarlet hue. On the nose, earth and barnyard scents jump forward, along with anise and blackcurrant. On the palate, earthiness, citrus, mineral, cranberry, cherry and plum are all combined to give you a silky, medium finish.
I paired the Hillier Creek Gamay Noir 2014 with ahi tuna and found it to be a fantastic pairing. See how versatile an Ontario Gamay can be? Now get up, go out and buy a bottle!
This wine retails at the LCBO for $22.95
We gave this wine a score of 4.5 out of 5.