Essence of Cab Franc, great new Gamay and Gris

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

Amy Farnsworth has just released the fourth vintage of her Amoise wines, a brand we stock and now have fresh vintages of in store.

The first vintage of Amoise was 2018 and there was a single wine in the range, a quirky, funky and textural Pinot Gris, which Farnsworth has now added to with a Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc and Syrah. Her production has leapt from four tonnes to 11 tonnes over the past four years, which is no mean feat for a one woman band who also holds down full time vineyard work in Hawke's Bay. 

We selected three wines from her latest range, all available in store now.

2021 Amoise Gris Wairarapa RRP $34.99

Savoury, dry and full bodied. This is a textural Pinot Gris made with grapes grown at Urlar Vineyard, a certified organic site at Gladstone in the central Wairarapa. All grapes were fermented in stainless steel following by aging in wax lined amphora for eight months, with one month on skins and a little bit of carbonic maceration to lift fruity aromas.

"The carbonic was a bit of an experiment to see what would happen and I'm pretty happy with the result," says winemaker Amy Farnsworth, who is based in Hawke's Bay. 

Amoise Gris was bottled with no additions.

Buy 2021 Amoise Gris here

2021 Amoise Gamay Noir Two Terraces RRP $38.99
Full carbonic maceration makes this super juicy red a beautiful expression of Gamay. It has youthful aromas at the moment with a lovely red fruity flavour in the mid palate and a lingering refreshing finish. 

Buy 2021 Amoise Gamay Noir here

2021 Amoise Cabernet Franc RRP $
Made from 26 year old vines on the TK vineyard, beside Oak Estate in the  Bridge Pa Triangle in Hawke's Bay. This vineyard is managed organically and the wine tastes of the very essence of Cabernet Franc with elevated dark blackberry fruit flavours and a medium body supported by balanced, long zingy acidity.

Buy 2021 Amoise Cabernet Franc here

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