Gold - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2016, Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016. Silver - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2016
Whole bunch pressing, wild ferment in new French oak have come together in spectacular fashion. The wine was fermented in 30% new French oak and the balance older, from a variety of cooperages.
Our Beechworth neighbour Rick Kinzbrunner from Giaconda has had immense success with his Beechworth Chardonnay, highlighting the great quality of this region.
Different soils, aspect, clones and age of vines on the Indigo property will lead our Chardonnay in a different direction but with minimum winemaker input, the region still expresses itself.
Beechworth is a very important region for us and the vineyard is back in prime condition following the frost event of October 2013. An excellent winter and spring of 2014 leading up to a fine summer with some rain in mid-January but not enough to cause any concern.
Seafood to light meats.
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.