Two Shepherds Maximus Canned Piquette 2020

Two Shepherds Maximus Canned Piquette 2020

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Why:

Piquette is a vinous ferment made by rehydrating grape pomace ( (the leftover skins, seeds, and stems of the fruit post-pressing). This skinsy concentration of sugar and yeasts, combined with water, sparks a a second spontaneous fermentation, yielding a fizzy, refreshingly low-ABV, wine-adjacent beverage! Named for their cat, Maximus, this sparkler is made from the skins of Cinsault and (carbonic fermented) Carignan. Bubbly and red-wine-adjacent, this is a delicately flavored and definitely refreshing low-alcohol crusher.

Each can is 375 ml, aka a half bottle!

Who/What/Where:

William was a garagiste for years before starting Two Shepherds as a micro-winery in 2010. In 2015 William was joined by his partner Karen Daenen, a wine industry veteran. William focuses on day to day wine making while Karen, the Chief Shepherdess, runs foot stomping, blending trials, marketing, accounting, design and other key elements to the business. They focus on uncommon varietals, cool climate or old vine plantings, often from the only few acres planted in California.
This Vermentino is fermented and aged in 50% stainless steel, and 50% neutral barrel for 6 months. All the Two Shepherds wines are fermented with native yeast, aged on the lees in neutral barrels, minimally racked with no fining, filtration, or additions other than a small amount of Sulfur.

WINE: Maximus' Piquette 2020
PRODUCER: Two Shepherds / William Allen (winemaker)
REGION: Sonoma, California
VARIETIES: Cinsault, Carignan

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