Broc Cellars Sparkling Valdiguié Petillant 2019
Broc Cellars Sparkling Valdiguié Petillant is a unique and lively sparkling red wine. Light rose-red colour with orange highlights. Aromas of peach, red plum, rose petals and a hint of lemon pith fill the nose. Juicy, smooth, lively and playful. The light-bodied palate has intense levels of bubbles, a fresh acidity and light tannic structure. Fun flavours of strawberry cream, white peach and crushed forest berries with a strong dose of steely minerality to make it lip-smacking tasty. Whoops, watch out or it will go down a little too fast!
100% Valdiguié. The grapes come from Ricetti Vineyard in Mendocino County, specifically the Redwood Valley AVA. The Valdiguié vineyard was planted in 1960 and practices organic, conscious farming – no spraying of any pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilisers.
After a manual harvest, the grapes are foot treaded and left on the skins for less than a day. Next is pressing into stainless steel tanks and spontaneous fermentation until the juice contains 18 grams of sugar. It then chills for 2 weeks to stop fermentation, and bottling follows. The wine is left on its side for 11 months of bottle ageing and lightly disgorged by hand with no dosage.
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