VARIETAL: 100% Valdiguié
VINEYARD: Frei Vineyard & Wirth Ranch
LOCATION: Solano County, Green Valley
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 308 cases
Grapes went through partial carbonic fermentation, which combined with lighter tannins from the 2016 vintage, makes for an easy drinking light bodied elegant wine. 2016 had very low yields, almost half than typically expected.
Both dry-farmed vineyards are over 65 years old and are located just a mile apart from each other, between Napa and Suisun Valley. Valdiguié was formerly known as Napa Gamay in California. Wirth is planted on steep-sloped, iron-rich soils, while Frei is located closer to the valley floor and has more acidic soils.
At Broc Cellars, all of our wines are made using spontaneous fermentation, a process that means we only use native yeasts and bacteria that exist on the grapes in order to make wine. We don’t add anything – this includes nutrients, yeast, bacteria, enzymes, tannins or other popular fermentation agents. Sulphur is a naturally occurring element in all wine, the amount found can vary. We add little to no S02, depending on the wine and style.