Broc Cellars is a really cool winery out of Berkeley producing some tasty, naturally made wines. While I regularly enjoy their Carignan, last week I had my first opportunity to try their 2011 Valdiguié . It was the first American Valdiguié I have ever tried and I actually haven’t even enjoyed too many glasses from its native Southern France. Broc produces this wine with full carbonic maceration in order to give it low alcohol (12.5%) and low tannin. In my opinion, they did a pretty nice job making a uniquely delicious wine!
This wine starts with aromas of ripe strawberry and red raspberry. The palate is light and very fruit driven with tastes of juicy red berries and cherry. Fresh acidity and really easy to drink. I think California should be growing a lot more of this stuff!
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with pizza, soft cheeses, or turkey with cranberry sauce (yes, it’s great for Thanksgiving). Serve slightly chilled.