Tasting notes: Dark cherry
VARIETAL: 100% Trousseau Noir
LOCATION: Solano County Green Valley
VINEYARD: Wirth Ranch Vineyard
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 200 cases
This is our fourth vintage making Trousseau Noir. We had old Syrah vines at Wirth Ranch grafted over in 2016. The cuttings come from Matthew Rorick Heritage Vineyard where they were propagated from the Jackson Vineyard planted in 1888. The fruit for the 2020 vintage was 100% destemmed and fermented in open top stainless fermenters. After pressing, we moved the wine into one of our 1200L sandstone jars and three neutral French oak barrels to age for 9 months. This wine is unfiltered.
Solano County’s Green Valley is a small area, located just southeast of Napa Valley. Wirth Ranch is planted on steep sloped and iron-rich volcanic soils. It is located on the western edge of Solano County Green Valley. Farmed with no use of any pesticides or herbicides. Steve Wirth is a second generation farmer who took over this vineyard from his father.
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.
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