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Salem Wine Company Eola-Amity Hills Gamey 2014

From the winemaker

The 2014 Salem Wine Co. Gamay is sourced entirely from the Seven Springs Estate Vineyard
in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills. From our ‘young vines’ parcel, planted in 2003, these vines sit
at 400’ in elevation and grow in iron-rich volcanic soils. An advantageous east-west row
orientation shields the fruit from direct solar radiation and preserves the lively and delicate
notes we so cherish in Gamay. For our stylistic reference point, we aim our compass at Fleurie,
the only cru of Beaujolais’ ten crus with a preponderance of volcanic soils.

The Salem Wine Co. wines are crafted to be approachable and authentic, consumed in their
youth, with very little sulfur and no new cooperage employed. The 2014 Gamay was vinified
on the stems via carbonic fermentation. After this short, whole-cluster fermentation, the wine
was pressed to fully neutral barrels for 10 months. Finally, the wine saw its only sulfur addition
at bottling.

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