Brokenwood Chardonnay is a blend of regions with this wine having oxidative handling as part of our processing with a large percentage being whole bunch pressed. Barrel fermentation and lees aging is also part and parcel.
- AUS - Multi-regional
Winery Tasting Notes
A superb colour - bright yellow/green, even after oak aging.
The aromas are in the citrus/tropical spectrum. A young wine, so plenty of primary fruit. The oak sits in the background and adds a char/smoky element.
The palate has good weight, alcohol and glycerol, and a long finish. Although subtle oak, it’s there and will integrate with the pineapple/mango fruit with further age.
A great example of Brokenwood’s complex, barrel fermented Chardonnay that will gain weight to give richness, but not advanced aging due to the screw cap seal. A top food wine.