Under the Wire 2013 Sparkling Chardonnay, Brosseau Vineyard, Chalone

Under the Wire 2013 Sparkling Chardonnay, Brosseau Vineyard, Chalone

Item Number: 10971

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Monterey
Appellation/AVA: Chalone
Vineyard Designation: Brosseau Vineyard
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Elevation: 1,800 feet

Brosseau Vineyard is located at 1,800 feet elevation in the Gabilan Mountains. Planted in the shadows of Pinnacles National park, the vineyard is a twisting and steep drive from the town of Soledad. The own-rooted vines were planted in 1980 on a sexy mix of limestone and granite. This is a most distinctive site. The wine invariably has a savory nose of chilli pepper, laurel bay and pink peppercorn; it truly smells of its place as peppercorn and bay trees line the road to the vineyard. Thanks to the limestone in the soils, the natural weight of the wine is balanced with plenty of stone fruit acidity. This wine will benefit from some time in the cellar. It is recommended, if opening soon, to open the bottle a couple hours before drinking it. Just pop the cork and put it in your fridge. The bubbles will still be there when you return but the wines aromatics and texture will bloom.