Broc Cellars Mendo Blendo Rosso Sangiovese

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Winemaker: Chris Brockway

Appellation: Mendocino County, California

Grape Varieties: Barbera, Primitivo, Sauvignon Blanc

Two Mendocino vineyards, Fox Hill and Mi Hija, were harvested to create this dark rosé/light red blend of 52% Barbera, 24% Sauvignon Blanc and 24% Primitivo. All three grapes carbonically fermented together in the same vessel in alternating layers of whole-cluster grape varieties. The grapes were then pressed into several containers including a large concrete tank, a sandstone terra cotta jar and a couple neutral French oak barrels. The wine aged until it was bottled and released in summer 2021. 494 cases produced. 12% abv.

Fox Hill Vineyard holds a special place for us at Broc. We first ventured into Italian varieties when we began making our “Badger” wine from the site – our Nero D’Avola. Then came Amore Bianco and Amore Rosso! We are looking to experiment with other varieties for this upcoming 2020 harvest. The vineyard  is located between Hopland and Ukiah. The soil is mostly sandstone, with many rocks and pebbles – quartz is everywhere as well. There is no use of synthetics, chemicals, pesticides or herbicides in the vineyard.