Cold weather rosé that plays for keeps.
Lagrein is an inky varietal from Alto Adige, typically used in red wines. Who would have thought it could make such a light and fruity rosé? Broc Cellars sources the fruit from Lone Pine Vineyard and makes this rosé a completely different way each year. This year’s wine was directly pressed and fermented with native yeast in a mixture of sandstone jar and neutral French oak barrel.
- Winemaker Chris Brockway moved from Nebraska to California because he was drawn to its brambly Zinfandels.
- After graduating from Fresno State with a degree in Oenology, his first vintage in 2002 was a small, single barrel of wine.
- Chris picks before what is considered “ripe” in California because he is not drawn to the “bigger is better,” style of wine.
- The Lagrein was sourced from Eldorado County, CA at a high elevation site with volcanic soils.
- Any and all smoked meats.
- Line dancing.
- Outdoor Edison bulbs.
- Holidays in the desert - like Joshua Tree.