Though its name evokes the bright Gamay gulpers of Beaujolais, the Gant & Co. ‘Nouveau’ is a fresh and crunchy light red that was inspired by the palhete style of Portugal. Matt has spent decades working in Portugal, and this white-meets-red style is a testament to all that he has learned there. In the spirit of all nouveau wines, this fun blend is made to be drunk slightly chilled, without needing a single impetus for doing so.
The grapes come from three different blocks within the estate vineyard. They are whole-bunch, co-fermented in picking bins for six days before being pressed off and sent to mature French oak demi-muids for four months. Malo is not prevented. After aging, the wines are bottled with just a small dosage of sulfur.