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Top Rated Gamay

Maison Joseph Drouhin's vineyards in Burgundy, France

Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is an old cultivar, mentioned as far back as the fifteenth century. A purple-colored grape variety, Gamay is grown most notably in Beaujolais and in the Loire Valley around Tours. Gamay wines are typically light-bodied and fruity.

The top Gamays we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

Henry Fessy
2007 Régnié Gamay
Régnié, France
14/20
$19


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Georges Duboeuf
2008 Moulin-à-Vent
Moulin-à-Vent, France
13.5/20
$15


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Henry Fessy
2007 Brouilly Gamay
Brouilly, France
13.5/20
$19


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Henry Fessy
2007 Fleurie Gamay
Fleurie, France
13.5/20
$19


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Joseph Drouhin
2009 Brouilly
Brouilly, France
13.5/20
$18


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Georges Duboeuf
2008 Chiroubles
Chiroubles, France
13/20
$12


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Andrew Lane
2006 Gamay Noir
Napa Valley, CA
12.5/20
$19

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