The Wine: Bloom Phase Red 2018
Methode Sauvage Bloom Phase Red 2018 is a red natural wine from California made from 20% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 70% Pinot Gris. This is the "choose your own adventure" of "red wines." A California riff on the lighter, high toned Southern Rhone reds we drank in Provence over the Summer. Bloom Phase is comprised primarily of whole cluster fermented Pinot Gris, with Grenache and Syrah. Fresh and zesty, with a tropical and peppery nose, crunchy red fruits, and that smooth finish you've been looking for your whole life!
The Producer: Iruai • Methode Sauvage
Methode Sauvage was started in 2013 by Chad Hinds. We began, striving to find a voice for California Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc from all over the state. In the Spring of 2018, we will begin planting a vineyard in the California Alps of Siskiyou County, using the permaculture methods laid out by Masanobu Fukuoka. In the spirit of this new project, we have begun experimenting with wine styles and varietals from the Alps of Europe.
We seek to make wine with a sense of place by employing no additives and removing no character. We explore a diverse array of exceptional vineyard sites, with the goal of channeling terroir and showcasing California's diversity.
The Region: Calaveras County, California