Broc Cellars Love Red
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Region: North Coast, California, United States
Viticulture: Practicing organic and dry farming
Grape varieties: 77% Carignan, 15% Valdiguié, 8% Syrah
Sourced from 70-year-old vines in Solano County and Mendocino. Juicy black cherry, roasted herb, sasparilla root, dried cranberry, and orange zest. Serve slightly chilled.
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More About This Wine
From the winery:
At Broc Cellars, all of our wines are made using spontaneous fermentation, a process that means we only use native yeasts and bacteria that exist on the grapes in order to make wine. This is unlike many of the wines you will see in grocery stores or on wine shop shelves and in restaurants. We don’t add anything – 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. We add little to no S02, depending on the wine and style. The grapes that we work with are grown without using synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers.
“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 Sulphur. 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
We started making our Love Wines because we want to provide a more affordable everyday drinking wine to a larger market while still espousing the key tenets we believe in — minimal intervention and sustainable farming. The Love wines are larger production blends by design. We still use only native yeasts and bacteria for fermentation with no additives or adjuncts, but we do choose to use trace amounts of SO2 at bottling. Each of the Love blends contains grapes from vineyards and blends that can change with each vintage. Every vineyard farms without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers.