This is our last vintage of Luna Matta Picpoul.
VARIETAL: 100% Picpoul
LOCATION: Paso Robles
VINEYARD: Luna Matta Vineyard
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 80 cases
The 2019 is our last vintage of Picpoul from Luna Matta Vineyard in Paso Robles. This wine is enigmatic of BROC in many ways. The ethereal juice produced in our cement eggs - a vessel mascot of the winery - has been known to sell out fast. It's a cult favorite amongst it's disciples and ages very well.
Grown in the limestone-rich, nutrient poor windswept Luna Matta Vineyard in the western hills of Paso Robles, our late-ripening concentrated Picpoul is a dramatic departure from your usual Picpoul de Pinet thin grassy glugger. Here, we present the unadulterated version, owing its expressiveness to a uniquely suited place just hospitable enough for most of the vines to survive and produce a few handfuls of grapes each year. Its typical Picpoul lemon acidity is buried under a spectrum of floral-lifted fruit. Fermented entirely in concrete egg that uses centrifugal force from the shape to stir the wine as it spurts and bubbles.
This vintage is off-dry, it will pair well with spicy food.
Pressed whole cluster into our 600L concrete egg and allowed to ferment with its native yeast for over one year. The concrete egg shape creates a small vortex that gently keeps the lees in suspension during fermentation and aging, creating texture to accompany the natural high acidity typical of Picpoul. We left the wine to age on the lees in concrete egg for 12 months. The 2019 Picpoul is the last vintage from Luna Matta. This wine is one of our smallest production wines, and is featured in our Broc Wine Club each year. We aged the wine in bottle for 10 months prior to release. This vintage finishes slightly off dry, pairing beautifully with food.
Our Picpoul grapes come from the limestone-rich, nutrient poor windswept Luna Matta Vineyard in the western hills of Paso Robles. It is a uniquely suited place just hospitable enough for most of the vines to survive and produce a few handfuls of grapes each year. Luna Matta Vineyard is certified organic with calcareous shale and sandstone soils. The vines are 13 years old.
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. 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.
There must be a person 21 or older present at the time of delivery.