Bravium

Bravium 2014 Rosella's Vineyard Chardonnay - White Wine

White Wine by Bravium from Central Coast, California. Rosella's Vineyard is one of the most renowned plantings in the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is owned and farmed by Gary and Rosella Franscioni. Originally planted in 1996, Rosella's has ten acres of Chardonnay, split between Dijon clones 76 and 96. Two acres are allocated to Bravium. The estate's close proximity to Monterey Bay makes for a very cool, Region I climate. The growing season here is one of the longest iimity to Monterey Bay makes for a very cool, Region I climate. The growing season here is one of the longest in California, allowing for full flavor development on the vine. In the winery, whole cluster Chardonnay was gently pressed and fermented in a combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels - most of which had been seasoned for four years. Assemblage was accomplished in May with bottling two months later in July. The wine was not fined and completed a full malolactic fermentation, allowing it to be bottled unfiltered, retaining all of the wine's inherent character and complexity. Sales of this wine benefits Sip & Give. Sip & Give features a variety of worthy charities that are funded based upon your wine purchases and votes at sipandgive.com. read more