Bravium Chardonnay Russian River Valley White Wine, 750mL Wine Bottle
Created by winemaker Derek Rohlffs, Bravium is a collection of hillside and mountainside fruit from cool–climate vineyards of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley and Mendocino’s Anderson Valley. Their Chardonnay vineyards are located in the cool-climate of the western portion of California’s Russian River Valley. Two vineyards comprise this wine, located in the small towns of Forestville and Occidental. Both vineyards are regularly blanketed by fog and a view of the Pacific Ocean, with one of them resting directly adjacent to Russian River. The vineyards are planted to a number of Chardonnay selections, including Dijon and Wente vine material which - combined with the large diurnal shift - allows for acidity to be retained during ripening. Shallow soils also allow for ripening to occur at a relatively low degree Brix. The combination of these terroir attributes provide prototypical Chardonnay character and hallmark Bravium balance.