2003 Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay

Heavy limestone and decomposed granite soils give the grapes from the Brosseau Vineyard a distinctive old world style, yet still produces rich, forward new world fruit flavors. Jon and Jan Brosseau planted their naturally low yielding vineyard in the shadow of Monterey County’s Pinnacles National Monument in 1980. These quarter century old vines, farmed by Testarossa winemaker, Bill Brosseau, produce grapes of uncommon intensity and concentration.

 

TASTING NOTES:

Bright straw color. This wine is slow to open up, showing its youthfulness. Upon aeration in the glass, nice hints of spice, caramel and mineral make their presence known. The clean, mineral - laden taste portrays the vineyard's limestone soils. After tasting, this wine gently fades into a lingering, silky finish. - Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking