Retention of fruit character is always important. Processing involved cold soak of the must for a few days and included approximately 10% whole bunches in the ferment. No post ferment maceration was under taken. Oak maturation was predominantly in used French oak barriques and bottled at the 12-month mark.
Brokenwood has been producing Pinot Noir from the Indigo Vineyard since 2002. As there are three clones planted over different sites, there is opportunity to process as a number of different parcels, hence we have the Varietal wines as well as Single Vineyard wines.
Excellent winter rainfall and a dry spring were perfect ingredients for a top vintage. A consistent harvest was had after the very
compressed vintage in 2016. The first fruit was harvested on the 18th of February, 16 days later than 2016. The fruit quality was
excellent across the entire vineyard.
Duck and Pinot is a classic combination, also try with quail and steak tartare.
Drinking well now however will improve with further bottle age.