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Two Shepherds Sparkling Cinsault 'Bucking Luna'

Two Shepherds Sparkling Cinsault 'Bucking Luna'

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A fresh and vibrant sparkling red consisting of a blend of Carignan and Cinsault grapes, this wine sings of tart red and black fruit with a subtly floral nose.

Varieties: 40% Carignan, 60% Cinsault
Vineyard: Trimble Vineyard, Windmill Vineyards
Location: Hopland, Dunnigan Hills, CA
Alcohol: 11.5%
Production: 500 cases

The orange wine portion is prominent, providing a bit of color, as well as a more unique, intense flavor than a sparkling white. Slightly tart, a slight cider-like note. Serve chilled, pairs well with ceviche and sushi, or the beach.

30% skin fermented Picpoul spent 8 months in neutral barrel, is blended with 30% Picpoul and 35% Grenache Blanc, each fermented and aged 8 months in stainless steel. The wines are blended, then chilled and slowly micro carbonated in a brite tank for 5 days to add texture before canning.

The Carignan is from Trimble Vineyard, a 75-year-old, 10-acre, head trained, dry farmed, organically certified vineyard. The Cinsault is from Windmill Vineyards, a large ranch in Dunnigan Hills of Yolo County, CA planted on alluvial, gravelly soils and is certified organic.