STUDIUM - meaning “House of Learning”, is a new wine for Broken Earth Winery that takes us back to the Latin language and reflects on what it means to be a student: to learn, to grow, to challenge. We challenged ourselves by making this a different, more “bolder” style of wine. The Studium is a red wine blend that purposefully contradicts the more established, reserved approach to winemaking we have taken over the years.
Boasting a new world inspired blend of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Merlot, with two-hundred percent (we promise this is not a typo) new French and American oak; this is a wine that you can’t help but notice and enjoy. Each component is aged separately for a short period of time in new oak, blended for precise varietal balance, and placed back in new oak for the remainder of élevage, or time spent in barrel.
The spice and nuttiness of the oak still remains prominent on the nose, but will integrate with the fruit characteristics over time. Take a moment to swirl this wine a few times and admire its ripe raspberry red color scheme. Each sip is an indulgence of the palate that provides a bolt of savory red fruits and fleshy tannins that cling to the roof of your mouth and won’t let go. There is nothing shy about this wine, as it shows the true depth and complexity our estate vineyard can give, exuding the confidence of a beauty queen and subtly of a linebacker.
This wine will continue to give over time, so be sure to hold a few back in your cellar. And for food pairings, all we can say is BBQ! BBQ! BBQ!