2022 Brokenwood Chardonnay Australia – 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.
Brokenwood, along with a large number of Chardonnay producers, are harvesting much earlier than 10 years ago. This is partly due to a lot of vineyards reaching maturity, and therefore having great fruit flavour and concentration at lower sugar levels. Additionally, consumers are demanding more finely structured Chardonnay, meaning lower alcohols and less oak.
Approximately two-thirds from Beechworth the balance being from a combination of the Yarra Valley, Tumbarumba and the Hunter Valley. The final components of this wine basically select themselves.
A perfect pale yellow colour, tinged with green. The fruit was picked at optimum ripeness to capture the grapefruit and stonefruit aromas. Balanced French oak on the nose and palate but the hint of vanillin sweetness compliments the Chardonnay fruit. Tropical flavours that build with bottle age. Great acid line and all up a very enjoyable Chardonnay.
Drinking very well now or over the short term. Match with rich seafood, pasta and light meat dishes.
Single Price: $32.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $24.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $288.00