Broc Cellars Wirth Vineyard Zinfandel
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Region: Solano County, California, United States
Grape varieties: 100% Zinfandel
From the winery: Zinfandel first came to California during the Gold Rush. It grows beautifully here – thriving in California’s soil. We love the older expressions of Zinfandel before it got a bad name in California for being high in alcohol and overly ripe. Wirth Vineyard’s Zinfandel is different from our Vine Starr Zinfandel – it is slightly more concentrated with more tannins, notes of clove, cherry, and beautiful acidity. The fruit is very special and we are excited to share it with you once again.
Wirth Vineyard’s Zinfandel was planted in 1948 on the vineyard’s hillside and thrives in the volcanic, iron-rich soils. The old vines are dry-farmed with low yields – getting 1 ton per acre. Steve Wirth took over farming from his dad a few decades ago. He farms the vineyard using no synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers.
Song: I Remember California by R.E.M.
4 in stock
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. Sulphur 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