Brokenwood Indigo Viognier 2006 (6 x 750mL), Beechworth, Victoria

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Overview

A native of the Rhône Valley and in particular the grape of Condrieu. Its versatility is such that it is often used in Shiraz to add fruit lift. A very dry lead up to picking, giving some concentrated flavours.

Region:
VIC - Beechworth
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

90 Points Moderately expressed varietal character (pear and citrus) in a fresh, crisp wine (with good mouthfeel), deserving the back label injunction to match it with seafood and sunshine. James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 Jun-09

4 Stars "Although a tad less potent than some past Brokenwood Viogniers from this vineyard near Beechworth, this is still a wine of emphatic persolity. Peach and apricot aromas marry seamlessly with a thread of spicy oak. The palate is less fat and finer in texture than the 05 wine with good stone fruit varietal flavour and a relatively soft finish. Ageing? Drink over the next year." Epicure - The AGE, Ralph Kyte Powell (Australia), 22 Jul 08

Winery Tasting Notes

The most arresting feature of Viognier is its aromas. Lifted apricot and cherry blossom characters. The oak impact is very slight and adds texture to the palate. The palate features apricot and is full-bodied from glycerol and alcohol. This adds length and the flavours carry to the end and linger. A perfectly framed wine with everything in balance. While some Northern hemisphere examples do age well, this is best consumed over the short term.

Vintage
2006
Region
VIC - Beechworth
Grape Style
Viognier
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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At nearly 40 years young, Brokenwood Wines, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, can lay claim to not only an iconic vineyard with the Graveyard Vineyard but to the preservation of a wine fraternity that proudly has as its mission statement, 'to make great wine and have fun'.

The original land that was to become the Cricket Pitch Vineyard was purchased in 1970 and planted immediately to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Graveyard Vineyard, planted to Shiraz in 1968, was bought in 1978 and by the mid 1980s was producing a premium Single Vineyard wine. The first Langton's Classification of Premium Australian Wine was launched in 1993 and the Graveyard Shiraz was then, and remains, the highest-placed Hunter Valley Shiraz.

The Hunter Valley is renowned for its dry table wines of Semillon and Shiraz. Brokenwood's production of these is further supported by premium grapes from as far afield as Orange, Beechworth and McLaren Vale.

Today, Brokenwood boasts an impressive array of premium quality wines, sourced from 'all the right regions, for all the right reasons', from the Graveyard Shiraz to the Cricket Pitch Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cricket Pitch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot.

“Our philosophy is to produce wine that focuses on the unique regional characteristics of the Hunter Valley and premium wine regions throughout Australia.” Iain Riggs, Chief Winemaker & Managing Director, Brokenwood Wines.

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