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Broc Cellars Love Rosé 2023 Cans

Broc Cellars Love Rosé 2023 Cans

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Where: Berkeley, California - Mendocino County
Grapes: 66% Valdiguié | 18% Carignan | 7% Zinfandel | 5% Grenache Noir | 4% Barbera
Body: Light/Medium
Category: Ros
é Wine


From the winemaker, Chris Brockway:

This vintage is about abundance: From the expansion of grape varieties featured to the flavors and textures up for exploration in the glass. The 2022 is mostly Valdiguié and Carignan with Zinfandel, Grenache Noir and Barbera – several new varieties to the Love Rosé blend.

We foot stomped the grapes, which remained on the skins and stems for up to 24 hours. All varieties, excluding the Grenache, were gently pressed into stainless steel tank to naturally ferment. The Grenache underwent carbonic maceration before it was pressed, fermented and aged in concrete tank. Sulphur was not added during fermentation and aging. Once fermented to dry, the wine aged on the lees for four months. All were blended at bottling with a small amount of sulphur addition. Each variety brings a unique quality to the wine - acidity from the Valdiguié, spice from the Zinfandel, texture from the Carignan, herbal notes from the Grenache Noir and salinity from the Barbera.

organic //  native yeasts // low sulfites added // vegan
2022  //  355ml // ABV 11%



The forgotten border region of the northern Pfalz is riddled with limestone soils making it perfect for, among other things, certain varieties that do well in Burgundy, like, well, Chardonnay.

Yet here the temperatures are a bit cooler, the nights a bit brisker, and so the Chardonnay that the young brothers Brand farm comes to us with a tad more acidity, a few thousand more volts of electricity than most of the more luxurious examples from Burgundy and the New World. 

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Chris Brockway came to call Berkeley home (for his cellar anyways) by way of Omaha, Nebraska, where he was born and raised, Seattle, and finally Los Angeles, with a couple short stops in between. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, he began working in restaurants around the city before decamping to the Pacific Northwest, where he ultimately became interested in wine. After a friend joked that he should learn how to actually make it, he packed his things and enrolled in winemaking courses at UC Davis. Before finishing, he made the move to Cal State Fresno, which has its own functioning winery, and this is where he became an expert, as he says, in everything he does not use.

He finished his studies and quickly landed a job at JC Cellars, by all means a conventional winery. At the same time he began to frequent Terroir, San Francisco’s first natural wine bar, and began to think a lot about experimenting with the wines he liked to drink. And so, with a few small experiments, Broc Cellars was born.

His facility comprises two warehouses, one with multiple stainless steel, concrete, and wooden tanks, the other a dedicated barrel and concrete egg room. All fermentations are done with native yeasts, and for the most part he forgoes the use of sulfur. If needed, he will add a few milligrams about four weeks before bottling so that it fully integrates into the wine.