2019 Iruai Shasta-Cascade White

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The Gist

  • Grape Varietal: Blend of Riesling, Chardonnay, and Savignin
  • Etna, CA
  • Organic farming
  • Unfined/Unfiltered
  • 12.5% ABV

Methode Sauvage was started by Chad Hinds in 2013, centered around the idea of channeling the diversity of California terroir while also experimenting with a number of varietals most commonly made in the Alps of Europe. In 2018 he began planting a vineyard in the California Alps of Siskiyou County, using the permaculture methods laid out by Masanobu Fukuoka. The Iruai Shasta-Cascade comes out of this project. Inspired by the white wines of the Jura and Savoie regions of the French alps, this blend of high elevation varieties hails from the Trinity Alps of Oregon’s Siskiyou Wilderness. Slightly effervescent and brimming with energy, the grapes are brushed with the distinctive aroma of the dried wildflowers they grow alongside. Enjoy while shucking oysters from our fishmonger friends of Mayday LA (mayday_la), or with a tin of some top shelf tinned sea creatures. -Sonya T.