About Gamay Red Wine

About Gamay Red Wine
Gamay is the "other" red in Burgundy, well behind Pinot Noir in reputation. It is related to Pinot Noir, but is higher in acidity with very soft tannins and pronounced, distinctive grapey flavors. It is most famous bottled as Beaujolais; and Beaujolais Nouveau, the release of the first wine from the Northern Hemisphere, has done much to ensure its being widely consumed every November at tables around the world. Fresh, fruity, and easy drinking, Gamay is the quintessential red quaffer. While it is grown here-and-there in the New World, Gamay is largely a European specialty.

Top Picks for Gamay

Domaine Dubost Jean-Paul 2019  Gamay
92 points
$19
Best Buy
A lipsmacking, wholly satisfying Beaujolais-Villages that won't let you down.
Awards: 2021 Best Beaujolais
92 points $19 Best Buy
Jean Sambardier 2019 La Chapelle Beaujolais-Villages
88 points
$17.99
A solid Beaujolais-Villages for the weeknight table.
88 points $17.99
Jean Sambardier 2017 Les Fouillouses Beaujolais Julienas
86 points
$18.99
A solid French red for simple meals and easy weeknight sipping.
86 points $18.99
Nicolas Potel 2020  Beaujolais-Villages
85 points
$16
A Beaujolais charmer for the table.