Keep it natural, baby.
Winemaker's Notes : The grapes were foot stomped whole cluster and left to macerate for a couple hours. They were then pressed to tank and put into 500L neutral French oak barrels. No sulphur was added during fermentation, aging or bottling.
Viticultural Areas : The 100 year-old vines come from Gibson Ranch located in McDowell Valley, inland of the town of Mendocino. As with many old vine vineyards, it looks like some of the vines have mutated. In this case, from Grenache Noir to Grenache Gris. Soils consists of sand and sandy loam. The Bilbro family farms Gibson Ranch, and we are honored to be working with them.
Broc Cellars was nothing more than an idea not that long ago, about making wines that were “site specific”. Where the wines true character came from using only sustainably, organically, or biodynamically grown grapes from areas that most would consider marginal climates. Believing that vineyards develop ‘true’ character and complexity when they have to struggle to survive. This can come from many different aspects: poor nutrient and water holding capacity, steep slopes, cool temperatures, or from old vines that are dry farmed. In the cellar we try to continue this practice using minimal intervention, in an effort to let the grapes speak for themselves.
They are a ‘low wattage’ winery in the sense that they have very little modern equipment. Grapes are pitchforked whole-cluster into the fermenters, fermentation is allowed to happen spontaneously, all wines are basket pressed, with little/no sulphur used in our wines until bottling. True asphalt winemaking, in an urban winery.
Katie and Denny
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