This wine is part of the FALL 2021 Club Release.
Tasting notes: lemon, mineral, stone fruit, pineapple core
VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay
VINEYARD: Michael Mara Vineyard
LOCATION: Sonoma Coast (close to the town of Glen Ellen)
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 111 cases
We have a long history with Michael Mara Vineyard, starting with our first vintage working with their Chardonnay in 2010. There is a beautiful balance of fruit and acidity in this year’s wine, making it a very special release. We brought the grapes in whole cluster then they went direct to press. The juice was allowed to naturally ferment using only native yeasts in two of our Stockinger Austrian oak puncheons. No sulfur at fermentation, aging or bottling. Topped off every 6 weeks. Aged on the lees, never stirred, for 10 months.
Located just west of the town of Sonoma and at the base of the Sonoma Mountain range, Michael Mara Vineyard is planted on top of rocky lobe and red soil. It is truly a unique site for growing Chardonnay in California, with the fruit absorbing lots of the marine air from the site along with the minerality from the rocky soil. The vineyard was planted in 2006 by Steve Matthiasson and the Idell family. Farmed Organically.
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.