Retention of fruit character is always important. Processing involved cold soak of the must for a few days and included approximately 20% whole bunches in the ferment. No post ferment maceration was under taken. Oak maturation was in predominantly used French oak barriques and bottled at the 12 month mark. This is a blend of the 3 clones 114, 115 & MV6.
Brokenwood has been producing Pinot Noir from the Indigo Vineyard since 2002. As there are three clones planted over different sites there is the opportunity to process as a number of different
parcels. Hence we have the varietal bottling as well as a Single Vineyard wine.
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 leading up to a fine summer with some rain in mid-January but not enough to cause any concern.
Enjoy with duck, quail or steak tartare.
This wine will mature further although enjoyable as a rich young Pinot Noir. Enjoy over the next decade.