“Shell Creek Vineyard”
Paso Robles, Highlands District, California
Why do we call it G-15? Valdiguie is a red wine grape grown primarily in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, where it is generally known by the alias Gros Auxerrois. In California it has been known as Napa Gamay or Gamay 15, Au Bon Climat opted for the latter.
Sourced from Shell Creek Vineyard in the Highlands District of Paso Robles.
Fermented in 5 ton open top fermenters and punched down by hand daily as necessary. The wine was racked into nice older, French oak barrels after the fermentation finished. The elevage was extended to more than 24 months in barrel. After, it was fined with fresh egg whites to cut back on the rough tannins.