Two Shepherds, Skin Fermented Pinot Gris, Sonoma Valley CA, 2020
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.