Brokenwood Chardonnay 2013 (12 x 750mL), NSW/VIC.

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$239.88 per case
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Overview

Warm and dry conditions in both our NSW and Victorian vineyards in 2013 allowed us to produce a wine with excellent depth and varietal flavour.

Brokenwood, along with a large number of Chardonnay producers are picking much earlier than say, 10 years ago. Partly due to the fact that a lot of vineyards are reaching maturity and therefore have great fruit flavor and concentration at lower sugars. Also the demand from consumers is for more finely structured Chardonnay, so lower alcohols and less oak.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Excellent green tints through the pale yellow colour.

Aroma/Palate

This wine still has plenty of tropical fruit and background oak. Lees stirring gives a ‘bran meal’ flavour and texture to the palate. The wine tastes quite ‘young’, that is lots of fresh citrus and stone fruit flavours supported by perfect acidity. We have seen these wines (plus the advantage of screw cap) slowing age and develop lovely bottle age characters. Very good finish and length to the wine.

Food Matching

Rich seafoods, pasta and light meat dishes.

Cellaring

A great example of Brokenwood's layered Chardonnay and is an excellent drink for now or over the short term. The use of screw cap will ensure consistent aging.

Vintage
2013
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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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