2022 Broc Cellars “Love Rosé'', North Coast, California, USA
ABOUT THIS WINE
This vintage is about abundance: From the expansion of grape varieties featured in this vintage to the flavors and textures up for exploration in the glass. The 2022 is mostly Valdiguié and Carignan with Zinfandel, Grenache Noir and Barbera – several new varieties to the Love Rosé blend.
We foot stomped the grapes, which remained on the skins and stems for up to 24 hours. All varieties, excluding the Grenache, were gently pressed into stainless steel tank to naturally ferment. The Grenache underwent carbonic maceration before it was pressed, fermented and aged in concrete tank. Sulphur was not added during fermentation and aging. Once fermented to dry, the wine aged on the lees for four months. All were blended at bottling with a small amount of sulphur addition. Each variety brings a unique quality to the wine - acidity from the Valdiguié, spice from the Zinfandel, texture from the Carignan, herbal notes from the Grenache Noir and salinity from the Barbera. Enjoy hints of freshly picked strawberries on the nose and watermelon agua fresca, sea salt and dried thyme on the palate.
“Wine is a thoughtful expense. We set out to make the Love wines with the intention of making more affordable blends that bring joy to the table and can be shared any day.” – Chris Brockway
ABOUT THIS PRODCUER
Chris Brockway came to call Berkeley home (for his cellar anyways) by way of Omaha, Nebraska, where he was born and raised, Seattle, and finally Los Angeles, with a couple short stops in between. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, he began working in restaurants around the city before decamping to the Pacific Northwest, where he ultimately became interested in wine. After a friend joked that he should learn how to actually make it, he packed his things and enrolled in winemaking courses at UC Davis.
He finished his studies and quickly landed a job at JC Cellars, by all means a conventional winery. At the same time he began to frequent Terroir, San Francisco’s first natural wine bar, and began to think a lot about experimenting with the wines he liked to drink. And so, with a few small experiments, Broc Cellars was born.