Brea Wine Company
BREA Chardonnay 2020
Region: Central Coast, California
Chris Brockway, a noted California natural winemaker and owner of Broc Cellars, and Tim Elenteny, the libations logistics leader of Elenteny Imports, are the masterminds behind BREA Wine Company.
BREA's focus is site-specific, terroir driven, and sustainably farmed wine, coupled with familiar varietals such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. The two seek to create wine that is beyond reproach by fostering close relationships with farmers and choosing vineyards known for their high- quality grapes.
Their 2020 Chardonnay was barrel fermented with native yeasts, and then
aged in neutral French oak barrels for 8 months. In order to balance the softening effect of full malolactic fermentation, the grapes were picked at moderate ripeness, preserving an abundance of acidity.