Body: Medium -
Origin: California (Napa, Sonoma, Russian River Valley & More), United States of America
Maker: Broc Cellars
- Carignan (Mazuelo)
- Syrah (Shiraz)
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Awards: >90 pts
Asian Food Pairing: Chinese braised beef brisket, roast duck, spicy cumin lamb skewers
Western Food Pairing: Pair with barbecued red meats, tomato based pastas, or picnic food.
Broc Cellars Love Red 2021
Broc Cellars Love Red is a blend of Carignan, Valdiguié and Syrah. The Carignan delivers blue fruit flavours in the wine. Valdiguié brings out the brightness and lifting acidity. Syrah holds it together, adding depth and structure.
An extremely pretty and approachable red. Fruity and floral nose with aromas of plum, blueberry and lavender. Fresh and light palate without being boring, has soft tannins, a nice acidity and good weight. Fruit-driven flavours of crunchy red currant, strawberry, red cherry, plum and blackberry with a slight earthy touch. Closes with a serious spicy fruit finish.
72% Carignan, 20% Valdiguié and 8% Syrah. The grapes come from 70+ year-old vines in Solano County’s Green Valley and Mendocino County. Wirth Vineyard is in Solano County’s Green Valley, an area between Napa and Suisun Valley. Both Rosewood and Ricetti Vineyard are in Mendocino. The grapes of each vineyard grow in sandy loam soils and come from dry-farmed and head-pruned vines. Wirth Vineyard practices non-certified organic farming. Ricetti and Rosewood are both certified organic.
Early harvesting of Love Red grapes 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 ages in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and concrete tanks.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
The beautifully fresh and ripe black-cherry and raspberry aromas of this natural-style, light-bodied wine are backed by an earthy touch in the flavors, which are nicely braced by slightly tangy acidity. The wine is outright fruity and gulpable.