Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

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BWCH201911 UCAU
  • 96 Points Huon Hooke
  • 95 Points James Halliday
  • 95 Points Bob Campbell
  • 1 or more bottles
    $64.99
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  • Huon Hooke
    96 points
  • James Halliday
    95 points
  • Bob Campbell MW
    95 points
  • Mike Bennie
    94 points

Editors notes

The 2019 is a little fuller in weight than previous vintages showing the warmer summer, but still has a lovely pale yellow/green colour. Fermented in 100% French oak, mostly 500L puncheons, the warm year has meant less citrus lift but has bran meal and toast notes from the wild ferment and extended lees contact. The crisp acidity and low alcohol makes for quite a zesty mouth feel. Grapefruit pith and rock melon carry through for a long finish.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Apple
    • Lemon
    • Nectarine
  • Palate
    • Apple
    • Cream
    • Peach

Food Pairings

  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Huon Hooke

    96
    "Very light-yellow colour. The bouquet is slightly muffled and subtle with smoky-toasty nuances over deliciously appetising citrus fruit, the palate likewise intense, concentrated and powerful, with outstanding length and penetrating flavour that lingers on and on. A fabulous chardonnay. 08 NOV 2020"
  • James Halliday

    95
    "Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French barriques and puncheons (30% new), matured for 7-8 months. A more cabernet sauvignon bouquet and more drive on the intense palate build on foundations of grapefruit and white peach fruit, sparkling acidity to close."
  • Bob Campbell MW

    95
    "Bright, fresh chardonnay with citrus, lemon, ginger, hazelnut and toasty oak flavours. Youthful, tangy, linear wine with an impressively lengthy finish. A true thoroughbred that is approachable now but promises to deliver more with bottle age. 12 JAN 2021"
  • Mike Bennie

    94
    "Beechworth. Slippery and then chalky dry, a zing of lemony acidity in cloudy apple juice with a squeeze of lime. A slight tonic water or quinine-like pleasing bitterness in the mix too. Good sense of pucker and chew, a little yeasty funk, flavourtown but also freshness. A great release of this wine."

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Locations

Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

Victoria

The wine region of Victoria has the highest number of grapevines than any other state in Australia. It is home to over 600 wineries and well-known regions such as Yarra Valley, Heathcote, and Rutherglen. Victoria is situated in the southeastern corner of Australia where due to the location, the climate has a cool maritime influence and is known for its outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with producing Australia’s most famed dessert Muscat and Topaque wines.

There are a number of different terroir levels throughout the wine region of Victoria which leads to the production of different ranges of wines. In the southern region of Victoria, the vines are regulated by the cool winds of the Bass Strait. Central Victoria consists of mostly flat terrain that tends to be drier and warmer than the rest of Victoria, which results in more fruit concentrated wines. It may be surprising to note that Victoria is the third most productive wine region in Australia, seeing as it does not have as many areas suitable for viticulture, which has resulted in the cellar door culture of Victoria being concentrated with smaller, but more personal boutique wineries.

Beechworth

With soils packed with minerals and a range of altitudes and terroir, Beechworth is situated on the continental side of the Victorian Alps, setting the scene for warm, sunny days as well as cool nights, which temper any heat and produce wine grapes with natural elegance.

Beechworth is home to some of the best Chardonnay produced in Australia, along with other cool-climate varietals like Pinot Noir. A focus on small batch production lends a boutique air to Beechworth with winemakers being hands-on when it comes to every aspect of their vines and wines.

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About the brand Brokenwood

What began in 1970 as a weekend winemaking project in the Hunter Valley for three Sydney solicitors has gone on to become one of Australia’s most iconic wineries. Established by none other than James Halliday, Tony Albert, and John Beeston, Brokenwood started out as a part-time passion but bigger things beckoned and over the years, Brokenwood has boasted a roll call of winemakers to boot, notably current chief winemaker and managing director, Iain Riggs, who joined the team in 1982.

Iain shook things up on his arrival, introducing new winery equipment and the first white wines to the Brokenwood portfolio. Since then, Brokenwood’s reputation as a white winemaker has come to equal its one as a red wine producer, with its flagship ILR Reserve Semillon and Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz highly sought after around the world.

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