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Love Red 2015

Broc Cellars
Love Red

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It's the perfect Californian riposte to the juicy 'glou-glou' style of vins des soif (thirst quenchers) you find in France. Loads of juicy fresh berry and cherry fruit framed...

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We love this because...

It's the perfect Californian riposte to the juicy 'glou-glou' style of vins des soif (thirst quenchers) you find in France. Loads of juicy fresh berry and cherry fruit framed with elegant tannins and fresh acidity.

HK$ 220

Flavour profile

Complexity (C): 40
Acidity (A): 60
Body (B): 40
Tannin (T): 40
Fruit (F): 60

Tasting notes

Blackberry Cherry Raspberry Spices

Pair this wine with...

Hamburger Salad Sweet & spicy Thai

The story

Wine type

Bright, crunchy red.

65% Carignan, 20% Validiguie, 15% Syrah.

Region

Green Valley, Solano County.

California.

Bottle alcohol content

75cl

13%

The wine

This is the fourth vintage of Love Red to date and it builds directly on the frame of the 2014 also using fruit from Green Valley in Solano County (bordering the south east of Napa). The majority of the grapes come from the 50-70 year old dry-farmed, head-pruned plantings of Frei vineyard (Carignan & Valdiguie) with the remainder coming from neighbouring Wirth vineyard (Syrah).

The final blend here is 65% Carignan, 20% Validiguie and 15% Syrah - in the winery the Carignan and Syrah are destemmed whereas the Validiguie undergoes carbonic maceration giving the finished wine a really juicy character. After fermentation and pressing the wine receives 8 months aging in older French oak before bottling, like all of the Broc Wines, without fining or filtration.

The producer

Chris Brockway’s operation is based out of an industrial unit in Berkley, directly opposite a...

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