Broc Cellar's Happi Chenin, stunning light bodied chenin from California
We purchased a small amount of Chenin Blanc from Massa Vineyard’s 3-acre planting, making this our new Happi Chenin for the 2019 release. The grapes were direct pressed, fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels for 10 months with no filtration and went through 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine has a natural acidity that shows off the mountain fruit – with minerality as the focus. This vintage of is a very special small production offering -- grab some if you can. It will age and develop for years if you can resist drinking it. 117 cases produced
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.