Red Wine by Pence from Central Coast, California. This is the third release of the estate grown Passe-Tout-Grains that is 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Gamay. The AOC Passe-Tout-Grains in Burgundy, France, was created in 1937 covering all of Burgundy and is traditionally a blended wine of Gamay and Pinot Noir and sometimes Chardonnay and other white varietals. Historically, Gamay was often inter-planted into Pinot Noir vineyards in France as a hedge against preventing low yields. Gamay carries a larger cluster and so the size was often quietly advantageous in low-yielding vintages. The grapes were fermented carbonically in concrete and then aged in neutral puncheon. We are thrilled with the results and decided to produce a wine reminiscent of this classic yet little known, and rarely seen, wine from Burgundy. It has depth and complexity from Pinot Noir and all the freshness and fruit aromas from Gamay.