Broc Cellars Love WhiteRegular price €32,00
Broc Cellars Love White
|Region||California/Madera Foothills/Love Ranch|
38% Marsanne, 24% Picpoul, 22% Rousanne, 16% Grenache Blanc
|Taste||Bang of citrus on the nose with a mouth of Peach, Honey & Oak. Plenty of body with balanced acidity. Sunny day banger.|
Man I would just devour this with a bowl of f**king peaches!
The Broc Cellars story begins with a move from Nebraska to California.
Chris Brockway grew up in Omaha, where his stepfather always had wine on the table.
Chris felt drawn to wine. Specifically spicy, brambly Zinfandels from California, and took the leap to move out West.
He received an oenology degree from Fresno State and began making his first wine in 2002 – it was just one barrel.
The following year he made three barrels, and by 2004 had 14 barrels of wine to call his own. Broc Cellars was born and had its first official release in 2006.
At the time, the mentality surrounding California wines was “bigger is better”. Chris personally felt the wines to be too big, too much alcohol, too much everything.
He set out to do something else. In 2008 he moved to his first winery space in Berkeley, which was originally known as Grape Leaf Cellars, located only one block away from where we are now. This is where Broc found its way.
The grapes were harvested in August to help preserve their natural acidity.
All varieties were fermented separately then aged in neutral French oak barrels for 8 months with no S02.
Malolactic fermentation was allowed to happen naturally.
Last year (2018) we added Picpoul to the Love White blend – adding more brightness. For this 2019 vintage, we added even more. The Picpoul grapes come from vines that we grafted onto Roussanne vines at Love Ranch a few years ago.
The cuttings came from Rorick Vineyard.
This wine is unfiltered and will contain some sediment.