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Brokenwood Wines

2016 IV-Mendoza Chardonnay

2016 IV-Mendoza Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

*Limited Release* 

At 2 years of age on release, this wine has developed a perfect colour. Complex aromas of nougat, grapefruit and bran meal oak. As with all our Chardonnays, a pleasing amount of ‘struck match’ characteristics from the wild yeast ferment balances out the very bright zesty citrus palate, with a perfect acid line. Along with its hugely awarded sister, the 2016 Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay, this is another dazzling modern Australian wine.

CRU $393.75   SVC $371.25

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Tasting Notes
At 3 years of age on release, a small amount of pale yellow colour along with lots of green tints. The citrus fruit slowly becoming more tropical with pith and rind notes. Bran meal oak is evident along with our characteristic ‘struck match’ from the wild yeast ferment. Bright, zesty acidity on the finish. Perfect to drink now and over the medium term.
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. 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 of 2014 leading up to a fine summer with some rain in mid-January but not enough to cause any concern.
Food Pairing
Rich seafood, pasta and light meat dishes.
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.

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