VARIETAL: 100% Chenin Blanc
VINEYARD: Shell Creek Vineyard
LOCATION: Paso Robles, CA
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 159 cases
The grapes are directly pressed and naturally fermented into 500L Puncheons made by Franz Stockinger from Austria. We use a combinations of one, two and three year old Stockinger Puncheons and age the wine for 9 months with no filtration. 100% malolactic fermentation.
Shell Creek Vineyard is located 20 miles from the town of Paso Robles. It has sandy top soil with calcareous fossilized seashells underneath. The vineyard was planted in 1972 by the Stinton Family (who has owned the property since the late 1800’s). Our Chenin Blanc is farmed without using any pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. The vineyard is in the process of getting certification for their farming practices.
At Broc Cellars, all of our wines are made using spontaneous fermentation, a process that means we only use native yeasts and bacteria that exist on the grapes in order to make wine. We don’t add anything – this includes nutrients, yeast, bacteria, enzymes, tannins or other popular fermentation agents. Sulphur is a naturally occurring element in all wine, the amount found can vary. We add little to no S02, depending on the wine and style.
There must be a person 21 or older present at the time of delivery.