Broc Cellars, Ayay! 2022

Broc Cellars, Ayay! 2022

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Grower: Broc Cellars
Region: Mendocino, California, USA
Grape Varieties: 80% Montepulciano, 20% Trebbiano
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Category: Red
Size: 750 ml

From the Winemaker:

"This wine is packed with energy, fun and even a bit of reverie – just like the Italian pop song that inspired it. We knew we had to give this co-ferment the spotlight when we tasted it shortly after our 2022 harvest wrapped. We love how the Montepulciano’s gentle structure and the Trebbiano’s playful acidity work so well together in the glass.

We harvested the Montepulciano and Trebbiano from Fox Hill Vineyard on the same day, field blend style. We layered the two together for co-fermentation in stainless steel tank with the Trebbiano whole cluster and the Montepulciano half destemmed and half whole cluster. Once pressed, the wine was then aged in concrete tank. The concrete tank we used is brand new this year and is the six concrete vessel in our cellar. We like aging some of our wines in concrete because it gives the same slight oxidative quality that barrels do, but without imparting any barrel sensory qualities. Using concrete can let the wine truly shine."

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