Gallica is a small hands-on winemaking effort. The desire to personally handcraft wine from coveted sites, work side-by-side with committed growers who embrace organic and sustainable farming practices, and explore interesting varietals, led Rosemary Cakebread to make wines under the Gallica label beginning in 2007. Winemaking practices are simple, relying on small lot fermentation and hand punch-downs to gently coax lush tannins. The goal is to bottle balanced and expressive wines which represent the best of a particular vintage. Growing and making wine is about delight in the process and the joy of sharing each unique vintage with others.
Good full ruby in colour. Subdued aromas of cassis, violet and licorice, plus a whiff of sweet butter. Then dense, juicy and vibrant in the mouth, with lovely definition and floral lift to the youthfully medicinal flavors of black cherry, tar and dark chocolate. Finishes with a serious spine of dusty tannins and lingering notes of truffle and spices.