French after Gamay, a village of east-central France
The yield is satisfactory, and the wine made, the variety known as Gamay noir, is described as being like still champagne.
The most important vinein fact on the slopes of the Cote d'Or practically the only vine-is the Pineau or Noirien, but in the plain and in the districts of Macon and Beaujolais the Gamay is much cultivated.
gamay grape of Beaujolais, which the 'King of Beaujolais ' Georges Duboeuf makes delicious Beaujolais-Villages.
There are about 40 different kinds of red grapes widely grown for wine around the world, ranging from the light Gamay and Pinot Noir varieties, to the popular Merlots and Zinfandels and the heavier Syrah/Shiraz.
Instead of benefitting from age, Beaujolais wines, made from the Gamay grape, are fresh and fruity, meant to be drunk while in their youth.