Silver - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016, Silver - NSW Wine Awards 2016
With Orange the last region to be picked, the day temperatures can be on the cool side. Even so, the fruit is kept in cold storage overnight and then trucked to the Hunter Valley.
After crushing, the clean juice is racked and an even, cool ferment conducted with an aromatic yeast.
Matured in 100% stainless steel (no oak).
The Orange district is widely recognised as one of Australia’s finest cool climate regions. Rob Crawford established the Forest Edge Vineyard in 1988, making it one of the oldest vineyards there. 2016 is the 15th vintage Brokenwood has taken Forest Edge fruit.
The 2015 winter was cold and relatively dry with June, July and August recording 215mm of rain. A very dry Spring was on the cards but 77mm in November and 79mm in December helped vine growth and temperature heading up to low 30s. January was wetter with 87mm but a dry February, 7mm of rain on 12th February was it for the month along with temps in the 20s to low 30s. A perfect lead up to the 2016 harvest and the fruit was picked on the 4th March.
Pairs well with Asian flavours.