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.
Dark red color. Beautiful scents of cherry, anise, pomegranate, and rose petal united with spices of sage, wild thyme, and rosemary. There are even some interesting elements of molasses and lemon-zest in the background. These intriguing and complex characters continue through the palate, highlighting the lush, dense, and polished tannins. This youthful Pinot Noir is oozing with minerality and distinctiveness, reminiscent of the limestone and granitic soils from where it is grown. The long and lingering finish gives way to a graceful life ahead. Enjoy now through 2028.
~Bill Brosseau, Diretor of Winemaking
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