Summer of Chenin: Broc Cellars

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Broc Cellars was nothing more than an idea not that long ago, an idea about making wines that were site specific….We are a ‘low wattage’ winery in the sense that we have very little modern equipment. Grapes are pitchforked whole-cluster into the fermenters, fermentation is allowed to happen spontaneously, all wines are basket pressed, and little/no sulphur is used in our wines until bottling. True asphalt winemaking, in an urban winery.’ Broc Cellars

From one of the most exciting new winemakers in California, we get this striking first effort. Chris fermented and aged the Chenin Blanc in 600 L German casks. The 60-year-old vines are the only planting of this grape in the Green Valley of Solano County. Most of the Chenin here has been torn out, but these wonderful vines have survived to make a very small amount of a fresh, fun wine.