Broc Cellars 2019 Grenache Gris Rosé Mendocino County, Certified Organic, Biodynamic
Broc Cellars 2019 Grenache Gris Rosé Mendocino County, Certified Organic, Biodynamic
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Broc Cellars 2019 Grenache Gris Rosé Mendocino County, Certified Organic, Biodynamic

Double take and a thorough once-over. At least that is what we did when we first encountered this cloudy, rust-colored, beautiful bottle of art. Super unfilter-y unfiltered! Winemaker/owner Chris Brockway believes this is how this wine shows best. The grapes are foot stomped whole cluster and left on the skins for a couple of hours to macerate, thus gathering the gorgeous color which changes with every vintage depending on the canopy of the vines during growing season.

If you aren’t familiar with Grenache Gris, it’s probably because you haven’t been spending enough time sipping rare varietals in the south of France. This grape is a pinkish-grey (gris) mutation, or cousin, of the more familiar Grenache Noir. The origins aren’t crystal clear, but it was sometimes planted, perhaps by mistake, in the vineyards of the Languedoc and Rhone Valleys. In the case of this wine, Broc says their 110 year old vines in Mendocino County have mutated in the vineyard. “Jumping genes!” Swoon.

The mouthfeel was lush and full of texture, with notes tawny port, a hint of almond, grapefruit pith, apricot and fresh peach.

Fun pairings for this rare grape are fresh goat cheese, smoked vegan cheddar, anchovies, grilled snapper and escargot (obvi).
Regular price $27.00