Definition of Gamay in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgameɪ


[mass noun]
  • 1A variety of black wine grape native to the Beaujolais district of France.
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    • Galet cites scores of different Gamays, many quite unrelated to the Beaujolais archetype, many of them particular clonal selections of it, and many more of them red-fleshed teinturiers once widely used to add colour to vapid blends.
    • This is far-north wine-growing, and the grapes planted, the white Sauvignon and Chenin, the red Cabernet Franc and Gamay, are all varieties prized for their fairly acid and raw qualities.
    • The grape ripens late, providing a richness of flavour not found in either Gamay or Pinot Noir.
  • 1.1A fruity red wine made from the Gamay grape.
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    • Instead, try a lighter, fruitier red like Gamay.
    • This Fleurie estate has made a concentrated, almost Burgundian-style Gamay.
    • Most are unaware of the quality Gamays being produced in the New World, most notably in the Okanagan.


from the name of a hamlet in Burgundy, eastern France.

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