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Skin Fermented - 'Orange' Wines

 

A unique wine from an obscure grey skinned grape, originally from the Jura.  The grapes are the only planting in CA, from a 40 year old vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Fermented with native yeast on the skins for five days to extract color, flavor and texture, then aged in neutral barrels for 6 months.  Similar to the 2017 and 2018 releases, this vintage is destemmed, allowing a fresh and vibrant expression.  

 

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A special bundle, and vertical of 4 of our skin contact wines.

-  Library 2014 Centime, skin fermented Grenache Blanc, Russian River Valley

- 2018 "Centime" - skin fermented Vermentino. Only 10% alc, a light fresh entry to skin contact wines.

- 2016 "Centime:" skin fermented Grenache Blanc, Santa Ynez

- 2019 Trousseau Gris, 5 days skin contact, insanely rare variety.

 

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Dolce and Sofia, our affable miniature Sicilian donkeys inspired this wine. Destemmed and left on the skins to start a native yeast fermentation, then after 5 days pressed to finish fermentation and aged in neutral French barrels. The 5 days of skin contact impart a copper hue, reminiscent of Italian Ramato. The taste is uniquely its own, landing somewhere between an orange wine and a rosé.

Fun and fresh, with lingering savory notes. A wine as unique as our Dolce. Hee Haw!

Due to limited remaining supply, 2 bottles max per order, so we can share it with more people.

Featured in the NY Times by  Eric Asimov in 'The Polarizing Power of Orange Wine'  and in Bloomberg by wine writer Elin McCoy as 'The Best 50 Wines under $50, 2019'

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Who says orange wines have to be tannic and/or oxidized? This is a gentler, more approachable orange wine. 

Centime, French for Penny, is Two Shepherds small annual production of skin fermented Rhone white wines, known as "orange" wine, because of the color the skin contact gives. The 2016 release is 100% Grenache Blanc from Santa Ynez, our final release from this AVA. 60 cases crafted

Highlighted in Forbes by Michelle Williams' article What's The Deal With Orange Wine? as as wine "demonstrating the age-ability of this category" with "structure, depth, and elegance uncommon in this category. Food pairings only limited by imagination."  

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Who says orange wines have to be tannic and/or oxidized? This is a gentler, more approachable orange wine. 

Centime, French for Penny, is Two Shepherds small annual production of skin fermented Rhone white wines, known as "orange" wine, because of the color the skin contact gives. The 2014 release is 100% Grenache Blanc from the Russian River Valley. Please note, wine has fair amount of sediment.

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“Centime” = French for copper penny, is our full skin contact series, in 2018 we switched to Vermentino.  The grapes are destemmed and fermented on the skins for 10 days, aged in neutral oak 10 months. This is a non traditional orange wine, at 10.3% alc, light and fresh, textural. A great introduction to the orange wine movement.. 50 cases made.

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Library wine Grenache Day week offer only, 12 bottles made available!

Who says orange wines have to be tannic and/or oxidized. If you have had William's unique style of red wines, you may appreciate Centime, a gentler, more approachable orange wine.

The 2013 release is mostly Grenache Blanc from Santa Ynez, with a litte Marsanne and Roussanne from El Dorado blended in.

This wine was crushed and fermented on the skins for 12 days until dry, exactly like a red wine, then very lightly pressed by hand to a neutral barrel, where it aged for 10 months.

Nice structure, minimal tannins for an "orange" wine with aromas and flavors of citrus peel and spice. Recommended serve with food.

1 barrel - 25 cases crafted.

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SKU: 2013Centime