Iruai, Bloom Phase Red Wine California 2022Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Grenache, Pinot Gris
Chad Hinds started out as a chef, entering the world of work during the great recession of 2008-09. As a diversifying strategy, he started learning more about wine, then quickly aligned his thinking around the connections between natural food and wine. Chad finished a degree in enology before deciding in 2013 to create a winery, which he calls Methode Sauvage (“wild method”), initially focusing on finding a voice for Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc because he loves the grapes of the Loire Valley. As Chad’s interests and capabilities have grown, so has the range of wines he is producing as a sort of wunderkind of natural wines. In true gypsy form, the winery has taken on a new name, which is now the identity of Iruai.
"Bloom Phase" allows you to have fun by choosing your own drinking experience. The wine is by default a light red, but also could be in the category of an orange wine or dark rose. The style is reminiscent of the reds from Provence. It’s recommended chilled.