Skin Fermented - 'Orange' Wines

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2017 Pinot Gris

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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2015 Trousseau Gris

Finally released! The newest vintage of our first non-Rhone wine, from an obscure grey skinned grape, the only planting in the US.

The 2015 vintage is a shift in styleand different from 2014 – more serious 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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2013 Centime

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

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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