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Brokenwood Wines

2016 Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay

2016 Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

Careful winemaking and being very hands-off has resulted in a perfect green tinted yellow colour. Whole bunch pressed and a wild ferment has meant excellent complexity on nose and palate. Nutty elements with distinctive Beechworth ‘oat meal’ Chardonnay lift. A vintage with low ‘struck match’ but long grapefruit flavours and tropical acidity. Perfect Chardonnay.

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CRU $288.75   SVC $272.25

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Acid
7.8 g/L
pH
3.15
Residual Sugar
1.3 g/L
Alcohol %
12.5
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Vinification
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.
Winemaker Comments
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. A very cold and wet winter of 2015 meant a late budburst, however set the vines up for a great spring. A warm summer did mean irrigation was necessary and picking was very condensed. The last grapes off were nearly a month ahead of previous years, but this worked in our favour as there was a heat wave in early March. Overall, an excellent vintage.
Food Pairing
Seafood and light meats.
Drink
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.