Carignan old vine, 2018

Produced by Two Shepherds

From a 75 year old vineyard, head trained, dry farmed, certified organic. Elegant and aromatic, juicy and easy drinking, with soft structure from 50% whole cluster, perhaps more akin to Cru Beaujolais than Carignan.

Icons/location pin Mendocino County, California
Icons/wine/red Southern Rhone-style Red
Icons/star Limited wine (525 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Roasted Vegetables, Bbq Lamb Loin, Hard Cheese, Pizza, Stew

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Tasting Notes

Black Cherry, Black Tea, Cranberry

What's cool?

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Hand-harvested

always!

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Old Vines

75 year old, head trained vines

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Organic Farming

Carignan, although rare in California (only 1% of red wine acres), is a perfect grape for our Mediterranean climate. We are delighted to work with the Trimble Vineyard, 2nd generation organic farmer and lease half of this special vineyard.

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Interesting Winemaking Technique

50% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation

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A Place In History

75 year old vineyard, head trained trained vines, dry farmed, organic grapes.

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Barrel-aged

10 months in neutral French oak

California

Two Shepherds

Natural wines (native yeast, organic farming, no additions other than SO2) that are clean and fun!

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Carignan (100%)
ABV: 12.2%
Acidity: ph of 3.5 acidity of 5.9 g/l
Harvest
Carignan from 45 year old vines from Trimble Vineyard, Mendocino County (100%). Harvested at 20.5 brix .
Winemaking
Fermentation: The grapes are fermented 50% whole cluster, giving a carbonic-esque quality to the aromatics.
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Clarification: Unfined, unfiltered
Aging
Aged 10 months in neutral French oak barrels
Bottled on: 2019-04-22

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