Love Red is our most identifiable wine. It has all the meaning of why I moved to California from Nebraska - to be around all of these old heritage vines and history. It symbolizes what I imagine a California red wine should be, offering a sense of history. This wine keeps many older plantings in California in the ground - having a home with us at Broc. – Chris
The Love Red grapes are harvested early to highlight the fruit and preserve the acidity and fermented only by native yeasts. The Carignan fruit comes from three 70 year old dry farmed vineyards in Northern California and was fermented carbonic. We destemmed then fermented the Zinfandel in stainless open top fermenters. And the Grenache Noir was fermented carbonic. The wine was aged in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and concrete tanks for 8 months. Carignan delivers the blue fruit in the wine. Zinfandel brings out the brightness. And the Grenache Noir holds it together, adding a really pretty fruit element to the wine.