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2016 Brokenwood Indigo Chardonnay

2016 Brokenwood Indigo Chardonnay

Real purity of flavour: precise fruit, fresh and energising... Outstanding.'
?96 Points - Roger Jones, Decanter

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$239.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. Consistently listed as a 5 star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.


    Our Beechworth neighbour Rick Kinzbrunner from Giaconda has had immense success with his Beechworth Chardonnay, highlighting the great quality of this region. Different soils, aspect, clones and 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. A very cold and wet winter of 2015 meant a late budburst, however set the vines up for a great spring. A warm summer did mean irrigation was necessary and picking was very condensed. The last grapes off were nearly a month ahead of previous years, but this worked in our favour as there was a heat wave in early March. Overall, an excellent vintage.


    Careful winemaking and a very hands-off approach has resulted in a perfect green tinted yellow colour. An excellent complexity on the nose and palate after pressing whole bunches and a wild ferment. Nutty elements are evident with a distinctive Beechworth ‘oat meal’ lift. This wine has low ‘struck match’ character and long grapefruit flavours with a tropical acidity. A perfect example of Australian Chardonnay.


    'Whole bunch-pressed, wild-fermented in French oak (30% new), matured for 10 months. Beechworth produces chardonnay that has fruit complexity largely unrelated to fermentation-created funk/complexity. There is also a drive that gathers pace as the wine moves along the palate to the long, lingering finish.'
    95 Points - James Halliday

    'Real purity of flavour: precise fruit, fresh and energising, at present young, but will evolve and excite over time. Outstanding.' 
    96 Points - Roger Jones, Decanter Magazine

    Trophy - Best White
    - National Wine Show of Australia 2017
    Trophy - Best Chardonnay - National Wine Show of Australia 2017
    Gold Medal - 96 Points - National Wine Show of Australia 2017
    Gold Medal - 95 Points - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2017
    Gold Medal - 95 Points - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017