Brea Chardonnay, Central Coast, California 2021
Brea is a collaboration between "New California Wine" OG, Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars, and wine importer and logistics veteran, Tim Elenteny. Their goal is to craft site-specific, terroir-driven, sustainably-farmed versions of beloved California grape varieties. Grapes are sourced from two different vineyard sites Eden Rift & Kevin Olson Vineyards. Aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 6 months. Since the wine goes through full malolactic fermentation, the grapes are picked early so it can maintain its natural acidity.
Pairing: butter sauces, lobster rolls, roasted chicken
Soil: calcareous, granitic limestone, dolomite and mineral rich soils
Viticulture: Eden Rift and Kevin Olson Vineyards both farm without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.