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Love Red 2016
Pure California love. This natural wine is made with love and fills the drinker with all kinds of amorous feelings. Behind the label, all patterned with tiny hearts, lies a wine to fall head over heels for. So it’s quite aptly named Love Red.
Broc Cellars have sourced Carignan, Syrah and Valdiguié – the latter being a grape originally from the South of France that was for a long time mistaken in California for the Gamay used in Beaujolais – from old vines in Solano County’s Green Valley. The Syrah and Carignan were fermented in stainless steel, while the Valdiguié underwent carbonic fermentation as the wines of Beaujolais do. The result is a crisp, tangy and fresh red that's as happy alongside any kind of food as it is just sipped on its own. Recently we’ve been serving it lightly chilled with a bowl of poached salmon pasta.
Most wineries can be found in idyllic locations surrounded by verdant rolling vineyards and peaceful wildlife. But Broc Cellars is not your average producer. This is an urban winery located in the heart of the city of Berkeley that is growing a cult reputation in California. Across the road, rather than neat rows of vines, you’ll find a North Face shop and a motorcycle garage, then a block down towards the railway line there’s a furniture store, amusingly called Teak Me Home. In these metropolitan surroundings, Chris Brockway and his team of young winemakers are crafting incredible wines from all kinds of grapes sourced from vineyards all over the state. Most of the growers they work with farm sustainably using no synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilisers. Their experimental natural wines are made using spontaneous fermentation caused by native yeasts, and little or no sulphur is added. This movement is the wine world’s hot topic and when you taste them you’ll see why the wines are being listed in top restaurants and raved about in the pages of GQ and The New York Times.
£3.43 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2657139
Style No.: 686834
Grapes: Syrah, Carignan, Valdiguié
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13%
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