Wines of the week: 2014 Georges Descombes Brouilly VV & 2017 Punt Road Gamay

An intriguing old world vs. new world study of a grape varietal that we think everyone should drink more of: Gamay. When crafted with consideration and care, the results are often thrilling (and comparatively affordable!). So here are two first-rate examples for you to try from noteworthy vintages:

2014 Georges Descombes Brouilly VV
“The nose is bright and crystal clear with typically entrancing aromas of red/black cherries and hints of sweet kirsch. I love just to swirl and smell this wine – in the mouth the taste is energetic, fresh and focused, with juicy fruit, fresh acidity and a firm mineral grip. It has beautiful tension, balance and length. To me, this is perfect Cru Beaujolais from George.” Importer, Andrew Guard $68

2017 Punt Road Gamay
“Redskins, orange peel, angelica & juniper berries on the nose. Graphite cherry & vanilla on the palate.” Winemaker, Tim Shand $24

Brouilly & Yarra Valley, prices as marked.
Available all stores

Prices are valid for two weeks unless sold out prior