Keep it natural, baby.
Got Grapes is a series we started in 2017 that came to be because of a blended wine made accidentally during a hectic harvest. To our delight, it turned out to be something special. Since then, the Got Grapes label has gone on to release many different vintages of blended wines and single variety carbonic Valdiguié – each one has stood out from the rest in the cellar. Got Grapes bottlings are meant to be fresher and lighter wines that you can chill and enjoy year round. This year’s Got Grapes comes from a mix of red barrels from the cellar ranging from 2018 through 2020. It is a multi-grape, multi-vintage, light and chillable red – a Broc California table wine! Chill it down, pop it open and drink up.
At Broc Cellars, all of their wines are made using spontaneous fermentation, a process that means they only use native yeasts and bacteria that exist on the grapes in order to make wine. This is unlike many of the wines you will see in grocery stores or on wine shop shelves and in restaurants. They 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. They add little to no S02, depending on the wine and style. The grapes that we work with are grown without using synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers.
“Our goal in making wine is to bring out the natural expression of the grape. We decide on a wine by wine basis how we want to do that. We have more freedom now to make the choice not to add Sulphur. There is a bigger market for us to go in the direction we want to go. To counter that we are doing more to insure our vineyards are using the farming practices we support. We’re also committed to detailing exactly what decisions we make during the course of our winemaking process.” – Chris Brockway
Katie and Denny
Your friendly neighborhood wine shop, focused on small production, organic and biodynamic, natural wines. Connect with us on Instagram for suggestions on your next bottle and to follow along in our downtown Lafayette wine journey.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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