The Love Red grapes are harvested early to highlight the fruit and preserve the acidity. The Carignan is a combination of whole cluster and destemmed fruit from three 70 year-old dry farmed vineyards in Northern California. The Valdiguié is 100% whole cluster and the Syrah is mostly destemmed. The wine was aged in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and concrete tanks. The Carignan delivers the blue fruit in the wine. Valdiguié brings out the brightness and lifting acidity. Syrah holds it together, adding depth and structure.
"A great natural wine here made with spontaneous fermentation, no additives (nutrients, yeast, bacteria, enzymes) and little to no sulphites. Intense cherry and blackcurrant on the palate - this has energy and is bursting with life. A blend of Carignan (775), Valdiguié (15%) and Petite Sirah (8%), it's clean and precise with juicy strawberry flavours coming through on the mid palate. Called a 'Californian Cru Beaujolais' by the estate for its bright red fruit profile and soft touches of aromatic spice." 91 points, Decanter
Broc Cellars Love Red
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