Broc Cellars' fifth, and most exciting bottling of Love Red yet! The grapes were harvested in the second week of September to help preserve their natural acidity. The Carignan and Valdiguié were 100% destemmed and fermented in 5-ton, open-top wood fermenters. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to happen naturally.
All of Broc Cellars' wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. The winemaker uses only native yeast to spark fermentation and do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.
"Fascinating cherry blossom drifts over sour but ripe plums with a redcurrant-bright note at the back. Rustic, sauvage framboise gives that big boost of acidity, with perhaps a little bit of brett underneath. Drinking window 2017 - 2022." – Oz Clarke and Ronan Sayburn of Decanter, 94pts.
54% Carignan, 31% Syrah, 15% Valdiguié
8 Months in neutral French oak