The Brosseau estate in the Chalone appellation is arguably the most unique vineyard source in the Testarossa line-up. Standing 1,600 feet above sea level in Monterey County’s Gabilan Mountains, you can actually see the Brosseau Vineyard’s terroir. The rocky crags and peaks of nearby Pinnacles National Monument loom over the almost moonscape-like panorama. This is the heart of the historic Chalone appellation, where you can literally taste the district’s ancient decomposed granite and limestone soils in every drop of wine. Owned by Testarossa Director of Winemaking, Bill Brosseau’s family, the property was originally planted in 1980. Brosseau manages the entire process from the dirt to the bottle and the results are stunning.
Medium straw hue. Aromas of peach, apricot, orange blossoms, banana cream, and ripe pear unite in this distinctive Chardonnay. Flavors segue into more focus on white peach, ripe pear, and banana cream. The texture is polished, along with a multitude of complex layers within. Very youthful and bright. Supple finish and some minerality lingering. Enjoy now through 2025.
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking