Processing started with 3-4 day cold soaking and then a 4-5 day ferment with hand plunging. The oak regime with this wine matured in older French oak with 30% puncheons.
Brokenwood winemakers and crew don’t need too much encouragement to taste a range of world wine styles and one of our favourite countries is Italy. Add to this a progression of young winemakers from Italy over the years espousing the qualities of Sangiovese and Nebbiolo; it is not surprising to see these varieties under the Brokenwood label.
Beechworth is a very important region for us and the vineyard has bounced back from the frosts of late 2014. An excellent winter and spring leading up to a fine summer, some rain in mid-January but not enough to cause any concern.
Pasta, of course or a good old classic BBQ.
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.