Skin Fermented - 'Orange' Wines

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2017 Pinot Gris Image

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

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2018 Pinot Gris ramato Image

Dolce, our affable miniature Sicilian donkey inspired this wine. Last year's experimental 50 case lot disappeared quickly, so we took the plunge and increased production to 225 cases.

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. We have been previewing this wine for a month and its been a huge hit again, ready to drink immediately.  A wine as unique as our Dolce. Hee Haw!

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SKU: AW18PGSF
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2017 Trousseau Gris Image

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.  

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SKU: AW17TGF
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2015 Trousseau Gris Image

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.  

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SKU: AW15TGF
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2014 Centime Image

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.

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.

2 barrels - 50 cases crafted.

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SKU: AW14CENCC
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2013 Centime Image

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.

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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2013 Marsanne|Roussanne Image

Our first Marsanne|Roussanne blend from the granitic soils of El Dorado Textural and savory, from 6 hours skin contact, bottle aged for 2.5 years before release to ensure ideal time for enjoyment.

Slightly turbid straw color, aromas of Anjou pear, honey dew melon, and a hint of honeysuckle. On the palate enjoy flavors of yellow apple, melon,  with a savory finish.

Highly recommended to pair with food, seafood, shell fish, Asian cuisine and spicy food dishes.

3.5 barrels - 87 cases crafted.

(Please note, due to skin contact and late racking this wine can be a bit turbid (cloudy.) While many of our Flock like that, if you store the bottle cork up a day before serving, that can mimimize the cloudiness from sediment.)

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SKU: AW13MARO
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