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B. Kosuge El Galpon Carneros Pinot Noir

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Origin: Carneros, California, U.S.A.

Varietal: PInot Noir and Gamay

Producer's notes: 

 El Galpon is inspired by Bourgogne Passetoutgrains, a mix of Pinot Noir
and Gamay that is the lesser known red wine of Burgundy. Gamay was once
widely planted in Burgundy before being exiled many years ago to its current
home in Beaujolais in favor of the more “noble” Pinot Noir. The few vines that
remain are blended—often cofermented--with Pinot Noir into what qualifies in
Burgundy as a "fun wine:" Passetoutgrains, which roughly translated means "all
grapes allowed." In California, Gamay isn't exactly in exile but it is not very widely
planted, and there are no restrictions on its use in any of the appellations. At The
Shop, the Gamay grows side by side with the Pinot Noir, and so I blend a small
amount into the all concrete aged Pinot Noir to give it a little lift and to distinguish
it from The Shop, which is 100% Pinot Noir. This results in a super lively and very
charming red wine--just the kind of wine that I like to drink myself!