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Broc Cellars Eaglepoint Ranch Counoise 2013

Other Red Wine from Central Coast, California
    13% ABV
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    As an essential component providing acidity to the heady red wines of the Southern Rhone or a pleasantly bright base for classic Provencal rosé, Counoise rarely receives the attention reserved for its more familiar blending partners. Harvested at 22 Brix, the Eaglepoint Ranch Counoise is always the last varietal to come into the winery. Displaying medium-sized berries on large clusters, it's also one of the heaviest. The Eaglepoint Ranch version of Counoise is different from what's typically seen from what little plantings there are in the rest of the state. Producing a medium-bodied wine from fruit that is usually used for blending. 100% destemmed fruit with native fermentation. Fermented in 5-ton, open top wood troniques. Punched down twice per day. Aged 10 months in used French oak barrels.

    Blend: 100% Counoise

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    Broc Cellars, Central Coast, California
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    Broc Cellars was nothing more than an idea not that long ago, about making wines that were "site specific". Where the wines 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: 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.

    We are a 'low wattage' winery in the sense that we have very little modern equipment. Grapes are pitchforked whole-cluster into the fermenters, fermentation is allowed to happen spontaneously, all wines are basket pressed, with little/no sulphur used in our wines until bottling. True asphalt winemaking, in an urban winery.

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    The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of the state's wine. The sprawling district covers most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara from the coast inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley. Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types, and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including Monterey, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Cruz Mountains.

    Just about every major international grape variety is planted within this vast AVA, from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. A significant proportion of the region’s produce is generic, inexpensive bulk wine, but the Central Coast is also home to many small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as everything in between.

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    Beyond the usual suspects, there are hundreds of red grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are regional indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent wines on their own, while others are better suited for use as blending grapes. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics and aroma and flavor profiles, offering much to be discovered by the curious wine lover. In particular, Portugal, Italy, and Greece are known for having a multitude of unique varieties.

    RVLB413ERCNRV_2013 Item# 141226