Iruai, May Queen Brut Nature 2021Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Variety: Savagnin and Chardonnay
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.
Using the classic white varieties one would find in the Jura mountains, both Chardonnay and Savagnin come together to make an Alpine style sparkler from Trinity Lake in northern California. This French inspired sparkler oozes of the fresh mountain air of the area around Trinity Lake. Just 120 cases produced.