Broc Cellars Broc Valdiguié 2018
Grape varietal & region: 100% Valdiguié. Valdiguié was formerly known as Napa Gamay in California. The grapes come from Wirth Ranch vineyard in Solano County, Green Valley (between Napa and Suisun Valley). These dry-farmed vines were originally planted in 1948 and grow on steep-sloped, iron-rich soils in the heart of Green Valley. The vineyard practices organic, conscious farming – no spraying of any pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilisers.
Broc Cellars Broc Valdiguié is a unique and lively red wine. Bright ruby colour. Aromas of raspberry, pomegranate and dried herbs fill the nose. The light-bodied palate is fruit-forward. Good tannic structure on a beautifully balanced palate, a beautiful balance and good tannic structure. Fun flavours of strawberries and cherries with a lifting acidity to make it lip-smacking tasty. This is a wine worth celebrating: Kampai!
Winemaking process: Whole berry clusters went directly into our large concrete tanks. Semi-carbonic fermentation occurred – foot treading and pumping over every day. After pressing, the wine is aged in concrete and neutral French oak for 10 months. Yields are very low with this planting of old vine Valdiguié, giving fantastic complexity