Broc Cellars "Got Grapes" Red Wine NV - Berkeley, California
Varietals: Carignan, Mission, Valdiguié, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Pfeffer, Zinfandel
Got Grapes is a series of Broc Cellars started in 2017 that came to be because of a blended wine made accidentally during a hectic harvest. To everyone's delight, it turned out to be something special. Since then, the Got Grapes label has gone on to release many different vintages of blended wines and in one case, a single variety carbonic Valdiguié – each one has stood out from the rest in the cellar. Got Grapes bottlings are meant to be fresher and lighter wines that you can chill and enjoy year round. Chill it down, pop it open, and drink up.
Broc Cellars was nothing more than an idea not that long ago, about making wines that were "site-specific". Where the wine's true character came from using only sustainably, organically, or biodynamically grown grapes from areas that most would consider marginal climates. Believing that vineyards develop ‘true’ character and complexity when they have to struggle to survive. This can come from many different aspects: a poor nutrient and water holding capacity, steep slopes, cool temperatures, or from old vines that are dry farmed. In the cellar, we try to continue this practice using minimal intervention, in an effort to let the grapes speak for themselves.