Iruai, Giallo 2020Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Teroldego, Nebbiolo, Refosco and Lagrein
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.
While Giallo typically would mean “yellow” in Italian, it also refers to a style of horror movies that were pushed out of Italy during a lengthy period from the 60’s to the 80’s. With a bit of tongue and cheek, the Gallo blend is an ode to that style showcasing a variety of northern Italian red varieties.