Two Shepherds Pinot Gris Skin Contact

Two Shepherds Pinot Gris Skin Contact

Regular price $30.00


Made in the ramato (or 'copper') style popularized in Italy, this Pinot Gris sees just 5 days of skin-contact before being pressed into neutral barrels for aging. A fresh and fun quaff full of striking fruit (think cranberries and papaya) with a a pleasant piquant lent from the skins.


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: Pinot Gris Skin Contact 2020
PRODUCER: Two Shepherds / William Allen (winemaker)
REGION: Sonoma Valley, California
VARIETY: Pinot Gris

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