B. Kosuge Carneros Gamay Noir 2018 (750ml/12)
About B. Kosuge
Owner and winemaker Byron Kosuge spent the first fifteen years of his winemaking career in Saintsbury in Carneros. His time there established him as a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay specialist. After leaving Saintsbury in 2001, Byron assumed winemaking duties for several small projects, including Miura Vineyards – where he still consults – McIntyre Vineyard and Aiena Wines.
His own label, B. Kosuge Wines focuses on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay from several different sites in the ...
The cuttings are of a clone originally selected in Beaujolais with vines growing more upright than Pinot Noir and with paler leaves, larger grapes and tighter clusters. Concentrated purple colored grapes are more resistant to botrytis and thrive in a warmer climate in The Shop Vineyard. The soils are clay loam – a good fir for the high acid and late ripening Gamay.