2018 Broadside Wild Ferment Central Coast Chardonnay
Region: USA, California
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Dry, medium-bodied white; tropical, stony | Tagliatelle alla carbonara
The 2017 Wild Ferment Central Coast Chardonnay is the perfect example of their self-proclaimed "less is more" approach. 80% of the grapes are fermented in stainless steel, allowing the ripe nectarine and papaya to shine. A little time on the lees, partial malolactic fermentation and a beautifully integrated lick of old, neutral French oak round out the texture and make this a gloriously food-friendly wine.
Husband and wife winemakers, Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi boast an impressive combined background spanning multiple degrees and experience in wineries throughout Italy and California.
Stephy came from a non-drinking household and threw herself into this world through a steady succession of degrees in Viticulture followed by Oenology, Chemistry and Plant Science. She is also a qualified sommelier with experience in consulting and teaching.
Brian, on the other hand fell into wine as a by-product of exploring his Italian heritage. He travelled the length and breadth of Italy, notably interning at world-famous winery Isole e Olena and picking up plenty of tips and tricks on the way. This formative experience was part of the inspiration for the couple's Cal-Ital wine label, Giornata which transplants Italian varieties to America's West Coast. In contrast, the couple's Broadside label is dedicated to three international varieties in pure California style.
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