TASTING NOTES: Dried Cranberry, Baking Spices and Cocoa
THE STORY: Our Love Red is the everyday, anytime California red wine we love to make as a showcase of old heritage vines that produce amazing fruit. This year’s Love Red is more dynamic than in past vintages, with a subtle touch of tannin and pleasant structure to pair with food, while remaining light and fresh. The grapes were harvested early to highlight the fruit and preserve their natural acidity. The Carignan and Valdiguié were naturally fermented as a mix of partially destemmed and whole cluster berries and went through partial carbonic maceration in stainless steel tank. All aged in a mix of neutral French oak barrique and stainless steel.
FUN FACT: Love Red keeps many old vines planted in California, having a home every year at Broc in this blend.
VARIETIES: 50% Carignan | 30% Syrah | 10% Valdiguié | 5% Mourvedre | 5% Grenache
Our Love Collection showcases California’s best organically farmed and unsung grape varieties at an affordable price. All Broc Cellar wines are made using spontaneous fermentation, which means only native yeasts and bacteria that exist on the grapes are used 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. Sulphur is never added during fermentation and aging. We add little to no S02 at bottling, depending on the wine, year and style.