B. Kosuge Wines Carneros Pinot Noir “The Shop” 2016 (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 ...
After a 3-day coal soak, the Pinot Noir warms up naturally over 3 more days to begin fermentation with native yeast and 40% whole cluster. The vines in The Shop Vineyard are planted slightly closer together to keep the grapes cool and preserve flavor and freshness with prevention of heat damage or dehydration. With a combination of both pumpovers and punchdowns, the wine sees both concrete and oak – 15% of which is new.