Broc Cellars Love White

Broc Cellars Love White

19.00

This wine comes to us from the vineyard of Oscar Ramos, called Love Ranch. Located just 35 miles south of Yosemite National Park in Madera County, these vines grow at an elevation of 1,350 feet in a granitic schist based soil. In a departure from standard wine practice, the growers leave extra leaves on the vines, to help protect the grapes from the intense Central Valley heat. They also allow each vine to develop a relatively large yield, so the sugars are not intensely concentrated in a smaller number of bunches. This allows the winemaker to keep the alcohol low (13.5%), while also not leaving a large amount of residual sugar. As with all other wines out of Broc Cellars, the vines are grown, tended to, harvested, and made into wine in a series of 100% organic processes. All of the grapes were harvested in August to preserve their natural acidity. All three varietals get pressed separately and then fermented together in 25 hectoliter Hungarian oval casks. All fermentation is spontaneous, meaning they don’t add any extra yeast. They are then transferred to 20 year old 600 liter German casks and 10 year old French barrels for 6 months. A process called Malolactic fermentation happens naturally; this converts malic acid (from the Latin word for apple) which is more like a green apple acid, into lactic acid, which we find in dairy. All of this yields a wine of yellow color, medium body, with notes of lemon peel and Anjou pear.

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