Skin Fermented - 'Orange' Wines
Trousseau Gris is an insanely rare variety, only one verified planting in CA, the gray skinned variant originally from the Jura.
The 2016 is yet a different style from the darker tannic 2015 and the fresh vibrant 2017. Five days skin contact, as standard, with partial stem inclusion adding complexity, texture, more nuanced than the 2015. Best with food.
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.
Only a few cases left!
The 2015 vintage was a shift in style and closer to an “orange” wine. 100% whole cluster, foot tread, adding more complexity, tannin, and a deeper orange color. Five days of skin skin contact before pressing to barrel.
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 8 months, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Our previous release (2015 vintage) was whole-cluster, while the 2017, our 5th consecutive vintage from this vineyard, is destemmed, allowing a fresh and vibrant expression.
Dolce, our affable miniature Sicilian donkey 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!
Continuing our ongoing exploration of grey skinned varieties, (Grenache Gris, Trousseau Gris) we add a beautiful 5 day skin contact Pinot Gris to our family, with a new logo in honor of our affable miniature donkey, Dolce. From the esteemed Saralee's Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Fresh, fun, aromatic and gulpable. 12.5% alc
Due to limited supply, Wine Club only. Must be logged in to order.