Broc Cellars, started by Chris Brockway, proves that you don’t need to rely on the crutches of modern technology to make beautiful wines. Don’t get me wrong, he’s happy to use science along the way, but instead of manipulating he uses his knowledge to guide the wine along. This means organic grapes harvested at the exact right time; indigenous yeast populations for fermentation; no sugar nor acid nor colour nor artificial flavor nor enzymes nor diammonium phosphate added; no new oak is used; the wine is not fined nor filtered; less than half the sulphur of a normal wine is used. The results speak for themselves.
“The Love Red grapes are harvested early to highlight the fruit and preserve the acidity. The Carignan is a combination of whole cluster and destemmed fruit from four 70 year-old dry farmed vineyards. The Valdiguié and Syrah were whole cluster. The wine was aged in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and concrete tanks.” Chris Brockway, Broc Cellars