Broc Cellars Le Clairet Cabernet Sauvignon
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Region: Solano County, California, United States
Grape varieties: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Carignan
Broc Cellars Le Clairet is a smooth Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of carbonic Carignan sourced from the Wirth Vineyard in Solano County. In the cellar, it’s fairly simple. 90% of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were destemmed and the remaining were left whole cluster to line the bottom of the tank. Fermented with native yeast and no S02 and pressed early to lessen the amount of tannins in the wine. Before bottling, a small amount of 145-year-old vine Carignan from the current 2020 vintage – that was fermented 100% true carbonic – was pressed back into tank to add even more lift and freshness. This is a true Californian Claret if there ever was one.
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About Broc Cellars Le Clairet Cabernet Sauvignon
Broc Cellars Le Clairet is a smooth Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of carbonic Carignan sourced from the Wirth Vineyard in Solano County.
About Broc Cellars
At Broc Cellars, all of the wines use spontaneous fermentation. This process means they only use native yeasts and bacteria that exist on the grapes to make wine. This is unlike many of the wines you will see in grocery stores or on wine shop shelves and in restaurants. The winery doesn’t add anything to the wine. This includes nutrients, yeast, bacteria, enzymes, tannins, or other popular fermentation agents. Sulfur is a naturally occurring element in all wine, the amount found can vary. Broc Cellars adds little to no S02, depending on the wine and style.
About the Winemaking
“Our goal in making wine is to bring out the natural expression of the grape. We decide on a wine by wine basis how we want to do that. We have more freedom now to make the choice not to add sulfur. There is a bigger market for us to go in the direction we want to go. To counter that we are doing more to ensure our vineyards are using the farming practices we support. We’re also committed to detailing exactly what decisions we make during the course of our winemaking process.” – Chris Brockway, Winemaker and Owner
Over the past few years as the natural wine market has evolved. Broc Cellars has worked with our partner vineyards on a plan to end chemicals in vineyards. Over 95% of the grapes grown thrive without using synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers. The decision to keep sourcing from the 5% of vineyards that have some exposure to these things is complicated. This has a lot to do with how much the winery values the beauty of the fruit, the varieties that come from these vineyards, and the unique challenges of farming the areas where those grapes are grown. We have detailed any exposure in the specific wine’s notes.