Broc Cellars Got Grapes Red

Regular price $25.00

Winemaker: Chris Brockway

Appellation: Lost Slough Vineyard - Clarksburg, California

Grape Varieties: 35% Barbera 32% Syrah  23% Carignan  10% Dolcetto 

The origin story of Got Grapes is rooted in the unexpected and we reserve it for the experiments and pleasant surprises that each harvest throws our way. This is a great go-to red that smartly walks the tightrope of pensive structure with lighthearted fruit. The Got Grapes Red emerged from an extra bountiful 2022 harvest. After blending trials and bottlings for our mainstay reds like Love Red, Amore Rosso and Vine Starr, we held back a little extra from each to make one more fun and refreshing red. All varieties were fermented in stainless steel tanks, pressed and then aged in a mixture of stainless steel tank, concrete and neutral French oak barrique before the final blend. Enjoy with a slight chill or at cellar temp.

Got Grapes is our yearly reminder to tug on the thread of curiosity. Our inaugural Got Grapes was a red blend of Valdiguié and Chenin Blanc, which debuted in 2017 at Ordinaire's annual Nouveau party in Oakland. We’ve embraced the opportunity ever since to have our Got Grapes label showcase blends and single varietals that catch our eye each harvest.

FUN FACT : The Got Grapes label is inspired by a truck with a giant grape person saying “Got Grapes” in purple graffiti art that was parked outside of Chris’s apartment in San Francisco for many years. The question always faced him each morning as he walked out of the door - “Got Grapes?”

VITICULTURAL AREA : The Cortese grapes come from Lost Slough – a 300 acre vineyard in the river delta area of Sacramento’s Clarksburg AVA. It is unusually cool for its location and very rich with minerals as the vineyard was once below sea level and still contains many shells in its sandy soil. We source a section of the vineyard that grows this beautiful organically farmed Cortese.

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.