Newsletter: 2022 Broc Cellars 'Got Grapes' Cortese

Newsletter: 2022 Broc Cellars 'Got Grapes' Cortese

It’s still a bit early, but we’re ready for summer here at Monarch and what better way to ring in the approaching warmth than with today’s bottle of sunshine. 

Broc Cellars makes some of California's most honest wines, each an expression of small vineyards and lesser known varieties put forth in a purely joyful way. This bottle quintessential Broc. A bright, refreshing, citrus-tinged white that transports you half a continent away to the California coast. We may be a bit far from a dip in the bristling Pacific on a wam Cali summer day, but this wine is the next best thing. 

100% Cortese (an Italian native) from a small section of the Lost Slough Vineyard in Clarksburg. The grapes here are farmed organically, and hand harvested. Fermented with indigenous yeasts, followed by a simple elèvage in stainless steel for 5 months in order to retain freshness of fruit and Cortese's inherent bright acidity. Un-fined and unfiltered.

A dazzling bouquet of fresh-cut lemon and sea spray. The first sip is a tongue tingling wave of citrus fruits and briny minerals followed by elegant white floral notes and a touch of zingy pineapple. The perfect afternoon sipper or pair it with spicy Thai and drink up.

Chris Brockway is a winemaker who is making wine the way it has been made for centuries. No additives, no pesticides, no added yeast, no herbicides, nothing but grapes. He checks all the 'New California' boxes.

Chris, though, is actually part of a very long and noble winemaking tradition, and he certainly does not seek out the obscure for the sake of being obscure. As quoted in an Eric Asimov article in the NY Times a few years ago: 'I'm not trying to out-weird anybody or obscure anybody,” he said. “We're trying to get back to a more traditional conception of what wine used to be. Also, we like to drink wine.'

2022 Broc Cellars 'Got Grapes' Cortese - $29.99


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Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants





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