2014 Centime Magnum
Skin Fermented/Orange Wine
Magnum! Only 6 made.
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.
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. Total lot: 2 barrels (50 cases)
The 2014 release is 100% Grenache Blanc from the Russian River Valley.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. Please note, wine has fair amount of sediment.