Gamay (Beaujolais, Mâcon, Loire, Savoie, South of France, rest of the world)
Its full name is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc. Early flowering and early maturing variety. Light skin which means less color and little tannin. From light, full-fruity wines to solid cru's. Vinification often takes place using maceration carbonique. Passe-Tout-Grains from the Macon consists of 2/3 gamay and 1/3 pinot noir.
Recognizable aromas : red fruit (strawberries, raspberry, red cherry, elderberry, currant); black fruit (black cherry, blackberry), exotic fruit (banana); floral (roses, violets); ethereal (yogurt, dairy); sometimes wood (vanilla, cedar).