VARIETALS: 80% Valdiguié | 14% Zinafandel | 6% Trousseau
VINEYARDS: Ricetti, Rosewood + Wirth Ranch
LOCATION: Mendocino + Solano County Green Valley
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2460 cases
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: The fruit was destemmed and pressed into stainless steel tank. All three varieties fermented together just over 30 days. Spice comes from the Zinfandel, acidity from the Valdiguié and texture from the Trousseau. This is a 100% finished wine.
VITICULTURAL AREA: Ricetti and Rosewood Vineyards are located in Mendocino County. Wirth Vineyard grows in Solano County Green Valley – which is located just east of Napa Valley. All vineyards are dry farmed and do not use any herbicides, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Ricetti and Rosewood Vineyards are CCOF. Wirth is not certified but also practices the same farming.
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.