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Date Printed: 5/27/2016
Bravium Reserve Thomson Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
Bravium Reserve Thomson Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 121225)
charitable wine
boutique wine
has fluid
has fluid 360
older vintages
has large label


PRICE ON 5/27/2016: $28.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A Chardonnay that is rich in classic varietal character with a hint of French oak. Attractive golden yellow color with tree fruit and vanilla aromas. On the palate, the wine balances fruity acidity and a honeyed richness. Apple, pear, and mango flavors give way to a smooth and lingering finish.

This medium-bodied wine will compliment butter and cream-based sauces, including Fettuccine Alfredo. Seafood and chicken prepared in these sauces would be a perfect pairing.

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About Bravium:

Bravium translates from Latin as "reward, prize, or gift." Derek Rohlffs - Bravium’s Proprietor & Winemaker - founded the winery in 2007. Bravium produces single vineyard, traditionally-crafted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown in hillside and mountaintop vineyards. Bravium’s vineyards are located in the relatively cool growing regions of Anderson Valley, Carneros, Mendocino Ridge, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Sonoma Coast. Derek employs simple winemaking techniques - gravity-moving wines and bottling his red wines unfined and unfiltered - allowing the vineyards and vintages to remain at the forefront. "The longer I make wine, the more I subscribe to a 'less is more' approach," Derek has said. Critics are growing increasingly excited about Bravium's wines, placing it alongside benchmark "producers such as Rhys, Kalin Cellars, Porter Creek, Joseph Swan, Copain and Littorai," while calling out its "deft integration of oak, judicious use of whole cluster fermentation, pleasant aromatics, flavor without weight, and bright acidity for refreshing drinking."