Broc Cellars - 'Love White' - White Blend - North Coast, CA - 2021
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Tasting notes: Golden fruit, white flower, pleasant salinity
The grapes were harvested in August and early September to help preserve their natural acidity. All varieties were fermented separately, then aged in neutral French oak barrels with no S02. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to happen naturally. All varieties in this blend play a key role to delivering its unique balance. Picpoul grapes are from cuttings from Rorick Vineyard vines that we grafted onto Marsanne vines at Love Ranch a few years ago. The Picpoul adds brightness to the wine, while Albariño (new for us this release) comes from North Canyon Vineyard and adds beautiful aromatics. Marsanne and Roussanne add lovely texture, while Grenache Blanc provides the balance. Love White is meant to be a fresher style of a Rhône-inspired white that is structured, delicious and infinitely drinkable.
*VARIETIES : *31% Marsanne | 24% Albariño | 18% Grenache Blanc | 15% Rousanne | 12% Picpoul
*LOCATION : *Madera, Santa Maria Valley + Yolo County
*VINEYARD : *Love Ranch, North Canyon Vineyard + Windmill Vineyard
*ALCOHOL : *11%
TOTAL PRODUCTION : **1800 cases **
The Broc Cellars story begins with a move from Nebraska to California. Chris Brockway grew up in Omaha and felt drawn to wine. Specifically spicy, brambly Zinfandels from California, and took a 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.