Brokenwood Pinot Gris 2010 (12 x 750mL), Beechworth, VIC.

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Overview

The palate is well balanced at 13% alcohol and shows good concentration of citrus and honeysuckle flavours. The subtle phenolics add length and weight providing persistence and depth to the palate. Fine acid ensures a clean finish.

Region:
VIC - Beechworth
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Interesting choice of Alsace bottle shape (aka riesling) to reinforce the suggestion of gris not grigio; partial barrel fermentation has added a degree of texture, and acidity keeps the wine fresh. Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2010)

Brokenwood's is a rich, drink-now version of pinot gris - grown in Beechworth Victoria and made in the Hunter Valley. It's crisp and fresh, with pear-like varietal flavour, rich but fine mid-palate texture and a little grippiness in the finish - a signature of the variety.chris Shanahan, Sunday Canberra Times (1/OCT/2010)

What makes this wine so delicious is its texture is really plush, rich and silky. It also has all the good pinot gris characters, from baked apple and ripe pear to honeysuckle and even a distinct musk note. This drop is quite moreish, with enough acidity to ensure it finishes fresh and lively, so it's fine on its own but really stands out with food. A thoroughly satisfying pinot gris. Jane Faulkner, Sydney Morning Herald (1/OCT/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The pale yellow/green hue of this wine belies its varietal nature.

Aroma

Lifted floral and ester characters dominate the aroma with a background hint of musk.

Palate

The palate is well balanced at 13% alcohol and shows good concentration of citrus and honeysuckle flavours. The subtle phenolics add length and weight providing persistence and depth to the palate. Fine acid ensures a clean finish.

Cellaring Potential

While some Northern hemisphere examples age well, this wine is best consumed over the short term.

Food Matching

A wine best drunk in its youth and accompanied by the Alsace specialty, Foie Gras. A terrine or rich consommé will be just as enjoyable.

Winemaking Note

Vintage 2010 was thankfully trouble free. Coming on the back 3 previous dry year’s rainfall during 2009 was 552mm, just down on the average of 615mm. The best lift for the vines came with 125mm in February after a hot January (but thankfully not the previous year’s 40C sort of temperatures). Some varieties were down due to a severe frost in the first week of October 2009. Processing involved crush, drain and the juice chilled. The racked juice is then transported to the Hunter where part is tank fermented and part fermented in older white

wine barrels.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2011

Vintage
2010
Region
VIC - Beechworth
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
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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