This wine is part of the FALL 2021 Club Release.
Tasting notes: Laser acidity, meyer lemon pith, citrus melange
VARIETAL: 85% Chenin Blanc | 8% Chardonnay | 7% Picpoul
VINEYARD: Rosewood Vineyard + Michael Mara + Luna Matta
LOCATION: Mendocino + Sonoma + Paso Robles
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 311 cases
This is our third release of Happi Chenin. Each year we have been able to source from different vineyards that grow Chenin Blanc in California soil and release them under the Happi Chenin label. We’ve added Chardonnay and Picpoul to the 2020 release of Happi to add complexity. The Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Picpoul grapes were directly pressed whole cluster into neutral French oak barrels where the juice fermented and aged for 11 months. The barrels were topped monthly with no stirring of the lees. This wine is unfiltered to showcase the natural texture.
Rosewood Vineyard is located in the Talmage Bench of Mendocino. It consists of deep Red Vine soils with sedimentary rock and moderate slope reddish-brown sandy clay loam. The Chenin Blanc vines are 40 years old and dry farmed. Michael Mara vines grow in rocky soil in Sonoma. Luna Matta Vineyard has calcareous bedrock soil. All vineyards are Certified Organic.
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.