Definitions for gamaygæˈmeɪ, ˈgæm eɪ
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Ga•maygæˈmeɪ, ˈgæm eɪ(n.)
a grape grown esp. in the Beaujolais region of France and in N California.
the dry red wine made from this grape.
Origin of Gamay:
1945–50; < F, after Gamay, a village in St.-Aubin commune (Côte-d'Or), France
any of several varieties of red grape used for making Beaujolais and other red wines.
Gamay is a purple-colored grape variety used to make red wines, most notably grown in Beaujolais and in the Loire Valley around Tours. Its full name is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc. It is a very old cultivar, mentioned as long ago as the 15th century. It has been often cultivated because it makes for abundant production; however, it can produce wines of distinction when planted on acidic soils, which help to soften the grape's naturally high acidity.
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