French in origin, the Gamay grape is responsible for Beaujolais and Beaujolias Nouveau. This is one of the very few red wines which is meant to be served chilled slightly and is a favorite of patrons in many Parisian cafes. Flavor wise it is often compared to black cherry Jello-O and is both fruit forward while lacking any significant tannins. This is a good approximation of a French daily wine that is meant to be enjoyed with food. Virtually unknown in the rest of the world, the grape is not the same as Napa Gamay which is grown in Northern California.

A good grape and wine to enjoy during a leisurely lunch at a Parisian café.