Broc Cellars Love White 2021
Broc Cellars Love White is meant to be a fresher style of a Rhône-inspired white that is structured, delicious and infinitely drinkable. All the varieties in the blend play a key role in delivering its unique balance.
Grape varietal & region: Blend of 31% Marsanne, 24% Albariño, 18% Grenache Blanc, 15% Rousanne and 12% Picpoul. The fruit for this wine comes from three vineyards: Love Ranch, North Canyon Vineyard and Windmill Vineyard. Love Ranch grows Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Picpoul for the Love White and is farmed by Broc Cellars' friend Oscar Ramos. The vineyard is located 35 miles south of Yosemite National Park in Madera, at 1,300 feet in elevation. The soils are made up of granitic schist. A large amount of leaves are kept on the vines to protect against the heat. North Canyon Vineyard is located in Santa Maria Valley and Windmill Vineyard is in Yolo County. All three vineyards are CCOF.
Taste profile: Pale yellow colour. The nose opens with refreshing aromas of lemon citrus and golden pear. The medium-bodied palate tastes of ripe golden pear, yellow peaches, honeysuckle and delivers a pleasant salinity.
Harvesting the grapes in August and early September to help preserve their natural acidity. All varieties go through fermentation separately, then age in neutral French oak barrels with no S02. Natural malolactic fermentation.