Pinot Noir Beechworth Victoria
Brokenwood release two editions of Pinot Noir each vintage from the eminent Indigo Vineyard at Beechworth. There are a number blocks and clones on the property, the pick of crop is reserved for a single site bottling behind the Indigo moniker. Established in the 1990s after an exhaustive, nation wide search for the next great vineyard, Indigo is a source of fruit for the most demanding winemakers and prestigious labels. An effusively perfumed Pinot of generous proportions and juicy black fruit flavours, perfect for pink duck or maghrebi spiced tartare.
An élevage of Pinot Noir clones 114, 115 and MV6. The quality of harvest at Indigo is always superior, even in average vintage years, the site was established from the ground up in the right way, making the job of preserving regional and varietal expression of the greatest import. Grapes are harvested and treated to several days of cold soak, a portion is included as whole bunches for complexity. Upon completion of ferments, batches are racked to a selection of predominantly seasoned French oak barriques for a year's maturation.
Medium red, purple hues. Fragrant Pinot Noir nose of cherries, red plums and rhubarb, sassafras and forest floor over a background of sweet oak. Soft entry to the palate on a length of compote berries and dried fruit richness, supported by a veneer of oak and ripe grape tannins. Already complex and ripe after a term of oak and bottle age, a suitable match to seared salmon, pancetta shards and morrell.