Brokenwood `Indigo Vineyard` Chardonnay 2010 (6 x 750mL) VIC.

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Overview

The success our neighbour (at Beechworth) Rick Kinzbrunner at Giaconda has had with Beechworth Chardonnay highlights the quality of this region. Different soils, aspect, clones & 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.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Composed of 93% Chardonnay and 7% Semillon, the 2010 Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay was fermented with wild yeast in 80% new French oak and 20% one year old. It presents youthfully subtle aromas of lemon curd and peach blossoms with nuances of meal and toasted almonds. The palate is well balanced with a good backbone of acid cutting through concentrated stone fruit flavors with a long creamy finish that leaves just a suggestion of cedar. Drink this one now through 2016+.

Rating 90+, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (JUN/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Very appealing colour of pale yellow and green tints.

Aroma

No cultured yeast used and quite upfront fruit of tropical citrus plus background complexity from the wild ferment.

Palate

A rich palate with a highish alcohol and glycerol. More tropical flavours in the white peach spectrum and bran meal oak. This chardonnay was kept on yeast lees and regularly stirred. Very long finish due to the richness and acid structure. An impressive Indigo Chardonnay and joins a growing back catalogue from this vineyard.

Cellaring Potential

Suitable for current consumption but will gain complexity with further bottle age.

Food Matching

Seafood to light meats.

Vintage
2010
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
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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