Tasting Notes: Green pepper, peony and cassis on the notes, strawberry jam, figs, and tart cherry on the palate.
KouKou is the textbook definition of a Broc red: Organically-grown grapes, fresh acidity, and winemaking that sometimes flouts convention to accentuate a wine’s best qualities. The key to the KouKou is the whole cluster fermentation, an atypical winemaking style when first harvested Cabernet Franc in 2010. We still make it this way today and love how it captures the grape’s bright and fresh characteristics. This focus on making a refreshing wine is a foundational style we emulate in making all of our red wines – they’re meant to pick you up, never weigh you down. The grapes were harvested from Santa Ynez Vineyard just outside of Santa Barbara in Happy Canyon. After harvest, the Cabernet Franc underwent carbonic, whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel tank, before being pressed and aged in neutral barrique for nine months. Ready to drink now or briefly age. Enjoy this vintage on the cooler side of cellar temperature.
FUN FACT: KouKou is our play on the fun French greeting “coucou”.
VARIETIES: 100% Cabernet Franc
VINEYARD: Santa Ynez Vineyard