This week at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar we would like to share our featured wine- Dominique Piron’s 2011 Gamay from the AOC Coteaux Bourguignons in the Beaujolais subregion of Burgundy, France. Gamay is one of a handful of reds that is delicious served chilled. It is a great transitional wine for those who generally prefer whites thanks to its soft tannins & clean, fresh fruit. Gamay is similar to Pinot Noir however it tends to be earthier with flavors of cherry & banana. This banana flavor is actually a result of the wine making process called carbonic maceration. This is the practice were whole grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide rich environment prior to crushing.
Gamay pairs beautifully with the Amen Burger with Nueske’s Applewood Bacon. The brightness & acidity cuts through fatty cuts of beef such as that used in the tastiest burgers.