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2012 Magnum Brosseau Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Chalone
Harvest Date
August 23rd
Aging
Neutral French oak, 15 months
Alcohol %
13.4

2012 Magnum Brosseau Chardonnay

The 2012 Brosseau Chardonnay sings with rich, harmonious fruit and a sonorous acidity reverberating through every layer on the palate. A sublime vintage from the esteemed vineyard in the heart of the historic Chalone appellation, this offering once again manifests the cru Chablis character of this site.

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$130.00
/ 1.5 Liter
SKU: 12BRCH15

VINEYARD NOTES:
Located in the Chalone appellation that made history in the 1976 Paris Tasting, Brosseau is Copain’s most southern vineyard source. These old vines, reaping the benefits of the cool marine influence, are planted in a particularly rocky mixture of limestone and decomposed granite. Whole-cluster pressed into neutral oak barrels, the mature Wente clones produce one of the most mineral-driven Chardonnays in California.

VINTAGE NOTES:
The 2012 vintage was a welcome relief following the challenges of 2010 and 2011. A wet winter was balanced by a moderate, slightly dry spring, with bud break and veraison occurring several weeks later than usual. Bestowing optimal conditions for slow, even ripening, a long Indian summer extended into early October. Harvest commenced approximately two weeks later than previous years, and was condensed into a few short weeks, with all of our fruit in by November 1.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Limestone, decomposed granite