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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 8 months.  Similar to the 2017 thru 2019 releases, this vintage is destemmed, allowing a fresh and vibrant expression.  

The 2020 vintage produced half its normal yield due to frost and rain shatter, so grab some while you can. The 2020 vintage is also more intense in flavor as a result of the low yield. Only 125 cases made.

 

 

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A special bundle of our skin contact wines. Perfect for the holiday table for orange wine lovers, or a gift for one (we get it).

  • 2016 Centime - orange Grenache Blanc from Santa Ynez.
  • 2017 Centime - orange Grenache Blanc from Russian River.
  • 2018 Centime - orange Vermentino from Lodi. Our first orange wine from this varietal.
  • 2016 Trousseau Gris - we have freed up the library for this bundle. A very different, more complex style than the 2017-2020. Available only in this bundle.
  • 2016 Trousseau Gris Blanc - only one barrel made, and only 2x in our 12 years - Trousseau Gris with NO skin contact.
  • 2020 Trousseau Gris - our fresh, fun, approachable (light) orange with with 5 days skin contact

Discounted 12% (12 Days of Christmas) Stacks with Flock discount.

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Trousseau Gris is an insanely rare variety, only one verified planting in CA, the gray skinned variant originally from the Jura. Just released to be included in our holiday bundles.

This is a rare variant of this varietal for us, made with no skin contact at all, and the last time we did it. Technically not an orange wine at all, but given the varietals popularity with that crowd, we are tagging it as white and orange! Only 1 barrel, 25 cases made.

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“Centime” harkens back to France's copper penny, and celebrates our full skin-contact series (aka orange wine). The grapes are destemmed and fermented on the skins for 10 days, then aged in neutral oak 10 months. This is a non traditional orange wine, and at 11.3% alc, is light and fresh, while still textural. If you've always been curious about orange wines, but not a fan of oxidized wines, this is a great introduction to the style! 70 cases made.

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Its back, we got a few cases back from a distributor in time for Holiday bubbles!

Our first canned sparkling white wine! And the unicorn Picpoul to boot!

Enjoy this 10.7% alc, tongue tickling summer treat - it's bright, dry, fresh and zippy!  Pour into a glass and share. Perfect for the beach, picnic, or anywhere you're headed off to.

100% picpoul: 80% stainless steel for brightness. and 20% 12-day skin contact for texture.

Each can is 375 ml, aka a half bottle!

 

 

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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!

The 2019 was 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 2017 release is 100% Grenache Blanc from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma. This is out final release of Centime as Grenache Blanc, with the switch to Vermentino for 2018+. 

 4 barrels, 100 cases crafted. 11.8% alc

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A special bundle of 3 of our skin contact wines, and save 10%!

  • NEW 2019 Centime, skin fermented Vermentino, Yolo. 10 days skin contact.
  • 2017 Centime, skin fermented Grenache Blanc, Russian River Valley. 12 days skin contact.
  • NEW 2020 Trousseau Gris, insanely rare! 5 days skin contact.
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SKU: Skin Contact Bundle
 

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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Magnums! Only 12 made.

Trousseau Gris is an incredibly rare, grey skinned variety.

The 2015 vintage was a shift in style and closer to  an “orange” wine, more tannic, structure, slight oxidation. Very different than the 2017-2019, but beloved by orange wine 'purists.' 

100% whole cluster, foot tread, adding more complexity, tannin, and a deeper orange color. Five days of skin skin contact before pressing to barrel.  

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