Producer wine
Methode Sauvage

COUNTRY :
United States

REGION :
California

PRODUCTION :

Chad Hinds

Methode Sauvage was started in 2013 by Chad Hinds.

He began by striving to find a voice for California Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc from all over the state.

In the Spring of 2018 Chad started 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, he has begun experimenting with wine styles and varietals from the Alps of Europe.

Chad seeks to make wine with a sense of place by employing no additives, and removing no character.

He explores a diverse array of exceptional vineyard sites, with the goal of channeling terroir, and showcasing California’s diversity.

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CUVÉES
Wine

iruai “Sylvan”

Region: California
Grape: Trousseau
Vineyard Size: 
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 7 day carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 8 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20 mg/L

Wine

iruai “California Alps” White

Region: California
Grape: Chardonnay, Savagnin, Bergeron
Vineyard Size: 
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: pigéage, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeats
Aging: 6 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 30 mg/L

Wine

iruai “California Alps” Red

Region: California
Grape: Trousseau, Mondeuse, Poulsard
Vineyard Size: 
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 7 day carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 6 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20 mg/L

Wine

“Bloom Phase”

Region: California
Grape: Pinot Gris, Syrah, Grenache
Vineyard Size: 
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 7 day carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 6 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20 mg/L

Wine

Cabernet Franc

Region: California
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 7 day carbonic maceration, 7 day traditional maceration
Aging: 9 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20 mg/L

Wine

Chenin Blanc

Region: California
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, 20 day fermentation in stainless steel, secondary fermentation in neutral oak
Aging: 9 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20 mg/L

Wine

“Blood + Flowers”

Region: California
Grape: Syrah
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 7 day carbonic maceration
Aging: 9 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20 mg/L

Wine

Pinot Noir

Region: California
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 6 hectares
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 7 day carbonic maceration
Aging: 9 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20 mg/L

Wine

Chardonnay

Region: California
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 
Soil: limestone, schist
Average Age of Vines: 44 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20 mg/L