Gamay, best known for it’s use in Beaujolais, is red grape, packed with tons of fruit intensity, and light on tannins. Containing explosive plum and cherry flavors, it is delightful in the spring and summer, and best drank young (with in a year or two of the vintage). It is usually better slightly chilled, and is a great grape for picnics, pairing well with cold cuts and barbecue.
Gamay is virtually non-existent outside of Beaujolais and France.
Style: Dry, aged [very briefly] in oak.
Notable Growing Locations: France: Beaujolais [administratively, Burgundy]