Cinsault, 2015

By Two Shepherds

  • Appellation: Lodi
  • Region: California
  • Country: United States
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Cinsault
  • Soil type: Loam, Sand
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Total Sulphites: 36 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:This small lot of ancient vine Cinsault, from the famed Bechthold Vineyard is believed to be the oldest surviving Cinsault Vineyard in the world. Dry farmed and head trained in sandy soils, these old vines provide low yield, and a more complex expression of Cinsault. The grapes were whole cluster fermented with native yeast, then aged in old French oak barrels for 9 months.

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    About Two Shepherds

    California, United States

    While our total production is small (~2,000 cases, 24,000 bottles,) our offerings are vast. Nicknamed ‘insane master of small lots’, William crafts about 15 different wines each vintage. All our 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. We focus on uncommon varietals, cool climate or old vine plantings, often from the only few acres in California.