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2021 Broc Cellars ‘Love’ White: Central Coast, California

$8.50 $11.00

Tasting Notes

Bright, aromatic, textured, layered, structured, balanced and fresh. This can of wine has it all. Let us say that again…this CAN!!! That’s right, a fantastic white wine that is compact and perfect for a picnic or the beach. This Rhône-inspired white wine is fresh, balanced, structured, delicious and infinitely drinkable. Loaded with notes of golden fruit, white flower, and pleasant salinity. This wine will blow you away!

Winery Details

Broc Cellars was nothing more than an idea not that long ago, about making wines that were “site specific”. Where the wines true character came from using only sustainably, organically, or biodynamically grown grapes from areas that most would consider marginal climates. Believing that vineyards develop ‘true’ character and complexity when they have to struggle to survive. This can come from many different aspects: poor nutrient and water holding capacity, steep slopes, cool temperatures, or from old vines that are dry farmed. In the cellar we try to continue this practice using minimal intervention, in an effort to let the grapes speak for themselves.

Broc Cellars is a ‘low wattage’ winery in the sense that we have very little modern equipment. Grapes are pitchforked whole-cluster into the fermenters, fermentation is allowed to happen spontaneously, all wines are basket pressed, with little/no sulphur used in our wines until bottling. True asphalt winemaking, in an urban winery.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Broc Cellars

Grape(s): 31% Marsanne, 24% Albariño, 18% Grenache Blanc, 15% Rousanne, 12% Picpoul

Style: White, dry

Origin: Central Coast, California from Madera Country, Santa Maria County; North Coast, California from Yolo County

Vinification: Organic, sustainable, biodynamic, natural practices. The grapes were harvested in August and early September to help preserve their natural acidity. All varieties were fermented separately, then aged in neutral French oak barrels with no S02. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to happen naturally. All varieties in this blend play a key role to delivering its unique balance. Picpoul grapes are from cuttings from Rorick Vineyard vines that we grafted onto Marsanne vines at Love Ranch a few years ago. The Picpoul adds brightness to the wine, while Albariño (new for us this release) comes from North Canyon Vineyard and adds beautiful aromatics. Marsanne and Roussanne add lovely texture, while Grenache Blanc provides the balance. No SO2 added.

Aging: Aged in a combination of neutral French oak barrels.

% ABV: 11%