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1 - 12 of 17 Wines By Brokenwood
Brokenwood Cabernet Merlot 2012
McLaren Vale
Available in cartons of six
Make a date with Brokenwood, an evening round the table with a comfort roast of your finest fare, savoured slowly alongside your favourite company and a bottle of the very best. Stylistically true to its McLaren Vale provenance, a seductive, textural accord of Merlot and Cabernet, its chocolatey, cherry ripe fruit character is cossetted by a cradle of supportive oak and length of ripe, sweet tannins. A lovely mellow wine, to accompany home baked, potato topped, steak and kidnie or red wine shepherd's pie.
$2499each
$297DOZEN
EACH
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A tale of two winegrowing regions, fruit is harvested from choice vineyards in McLaren Vale, crushed and chilled to tanker, transferred to the Pokolbin wineworks in Hunter Valley. Parcels are treated to a vinomatic fermentation, without any excessive plunges or movement of juices, to extract only the finest supple tannins. Upon completion, components are filled to a selection of seasoned and new, French and American oak barriques for term of maturation.
 
Dense red, youthful purple hues. Red fruit bouquets, bramble and cassis, varietal Merlot plummy notes and Cabernet leaf over hints of cedar. A well rounded, stylish palate of ripe, dusty fruit flavours, plummyness, red cherries and game over a length of yielding tannins and background carob oak. A joy alongside lamb roast, pure delight with olive baguette and firm tangy cheese.
Brokenwood Chardonnay 2014
Cowra Beechworth Orange
Available in cartons of six
Enter Brokenwood's response to the modern day enthusiasm for finely structured Chardonnay with more balance, lower phenolics and less oak. A harmony of harvests from choice vineyards at Orange, Beechworth and Cowra, is essential to constructing a synergy that's greater than the sum of parts. Offering the splendid complexity achieved by a measure of wild yeast ferments and lees sediment battonage, its creamy mealyness makes Brokenwood the ideal accompaniement to west coast marron, spatchcock or bugs.
$2199each
$261DOZEN
EACH
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Pale yellow with hues of green. Plenty of tropical fruit to the bouquet, apple and stonefruits over a veil of background oak. Lees stirring bran meal characters add texture to the youthful palate, layered with fresh citrus and stone fruit flavours supported by perfect acidity. Refined finish on a generous length of fruit, a match to rich seafood recipes, pasta and white meats.
Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Red 2014
Available by the dozen
The first block of Brokenwood vines ever planted were on a cricket pitch. Acquisition of this ten acre property along McDonalds Rd in October of 1970 almost fell into competitor's hands during a bidding war against Hungerford Hill. By the time the site became productive in 1973, Brokenwood had established themselves at the apex of a resurgence in Hunter Valley viticulture. Cricket Pitch is a varietally rich mix of Cabernet and Shiraz, Merlot and Petit Verdot, from vineyards in the central ranges of New South Wales, Beechworth and McLaren Vale.
$1599each
$189DOZEN
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Fashioned to a fruit driven, drink now styling, Cricket Pitch is an entry level into one of the nation's most collectable labels. A precious block separating Cricket Pitch and the eminent Graveyard Vineyard has remained elusive to Brokenwood, who were taunted for many years with outrageous invoices sent to them by neighbouring Hungerford Hill over the collection of firewood. The warring estates have now called a truce in the interest of fine wine. Cabernet and Shiraz, Merlot and Petit Verdot are crushed into vinomatic fermenters and treated to a three day cold soak prior to vinification. Upon completion, Cricket Pitch is matured eighteen months in a selection of seasoned American and French oak barriques. Alcohol 13.5%
 
Medium to dark garnet. Aromas of red cherry and milled spice, vanillin and earth notes. Mid weight palate with some Cabernet cedar up front that leads to soft Shiraz richness. The oak regime is mainly older American and French so limited impact although some vanillin on both nose and palate with a long sweet finish. A drink now style that will continue to soften, excellent fruit flavours and balance being the features.
Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White 2016
Available by the dozen
Brokenwood are renowned for Semillon, they retain vineyards from which to collate the finest parcels, a component is selected to be vinified alongside choice harvests of Sauvignon Blanc. Cricket pitch is a reference to the first block of vines Brokenwood ever planted, a community block which was acquired after a hotly contested auction against neighbouring Hungerford Hill. An assemblage of fruit, hand picked off sites in Cowra, Orange uplands and Hunter Valley, are fashioned into a revitalizing wine of seamless integration and engaging complexity.
$1499each
$177DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Brokenwood are one of the nation's great wineries, they conduct a search every year to identify harvests of fruit which can be compliment the enduring Hunter Valley style of classic dry white. Parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from outside the Hunter Valley are processed to the primary juice stage before transport to the Brokenwood wineworks for fermentation and assemblage. This prelude to vinification ensures that the delicate grape and fruit aromas are preserved. Components are treated to a brisk temperature controlled ferment to capture the clean varietal expression of fruit and retain freshness. A small portion is oak barrel fermented to add texture and complexity. Alcohol 11.5%
 
Bright pale yellow with green hues. Bouquets of lime citrus, lifted lemongrass and tropical fruit, herbaceousness and savoury hay notes. A touch of barrel ferment characters adding subtle complexity and a further dimension to the palate. A fine acid structure provides length and liveliness to the finish. Enjoy with whole baked barramundi or spicy Asian laksa.
Currently out of stock
Brokenwood Forest Edge Shiraz 2011
Orange
Nestled amongst the undulating terrains of Orange, planted to rich volcanic soils atop the chilly, elevated aspects of Great Dividing Range, within an exclusive dress circle of elite sites along the slopes of Mount Canobolas, the six hectare Forest Edge Vineyard yields a quality of Shiraz that's most worthy of the Brokenwood moniker. A limited release wine crafted from the pick of vintage, Forest Edge Shiraz is conspicuous for its elegant milled spice perfumes, opaque black bramble fruit flavours and stealthy, velvet tannins.
$4199each
$501DOZEN
EACH
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The Orange winegrowing region is Australia's most recent, remarkably it is also the most promising. A very short run of exceptional vintages has inspired a gold rush into local viticulture, Forest Edge Vineyard was one of the earliest, originally established to vine in 1988. The small, parched berries make a piquant, exquisitely peppery style of Shiraz, brimming with clean fruit characters and lined by splendid tannins. Following the harvest and a minimalist handling in vinomatic fermenters, parcels are racked into a selection of French and American oak barrels for maturation.
 
Deep bright red hues. Spiced plums, black currants and prune, loganberries over a supple layer of toasty oak. Plum and dark berry characters supported by ripe tannins, its finely boned structure is layered with elegant, savoury cool climate fruit flavours, lingering at the finish on a length of clean and intense, freshly milled briar spice.
Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz 2011
Hunter Valley
Exceptional Langtons Classification. Graveyard is the jewel of the Brokenwood crown, it endures as one of the nation's great first growths. A word to the squeamish, the property may have been zoned as Pokolbin cemetery in 1882 but was never populated. Established to descendants of colonial rootstock in 1968, the vines at Graveyard struggle to yield meagre harvests of the most intense berries. A Shiraz of outstanding line, as Len Evans coined the phrase, to convey fine structure, exquisite balance and generous palate length.
$15999each
$1917DOZEN
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A terroir of extremely heavy clays over loam subsoils, pockets of ironstone here and there, topsoils are very mean and shallow. Yields from the Graveyard Vineyard are low, but fruit flavour is intense through the fastidious employment of meticulous viticultural techniques. Grapes are all hand picked and treated to an extended cold soak, followed by several days of vinification in a collection of three tonnes, open top fermenters at 26┬░C to 28┬░C, hand plunged twice daily. Upon completion to dry, batches are pressed off skins and filled to a high proportion of new French oak barrels and larger format 500 Litres puncheons, for a course of malolactic and term of maturation. Alcohol 13.0%
 
Bright red colour, youthful hues. A nose in the savoury red spectrum, almost cherry compote, bran meal and vanillan oak with sufficient fruit to balance. These follow on to the medium bodied palate with plenty of sweet flavours up front, initially soft to mid weight tannins, followed by red berry and spice flavours. Fine grape and oak tannins begin to grip on the excellent, lasting finish.
Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz 2015
Hunter Valley
Available in cartons of six
There's never much Hunter Valley Shiraz around but it always represents an engaging experience in elegance and style, especially if it's made from grapes picked off the unnervingly named Graveyard Vineyard. The oldest vines on the Graveyard property are amongst the first growth of Australian Shiraz, younger blocks are called upon for the construct of a regional Hunter Valley edition, exhibiting superior structure and penetrating fruit, refined elocution and exquisite grace.
$3699each
$441DOZEN
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The fifteen hectare Graveyard Vineyard is planted to a gentle, east facing slope, generally cooler in clime, principally of red and white clays, iron stones and loam. Shiraz is sourced off blocks of vine cloned off original rootstock dating back to the 1960s. Fruit is treated to a combination of vinomatic and part open top, two to four tonne fermenters. Batches are treated to pumpovers once or twice daily over the course of a week, pressed off skins and sent for a course of malolactic. Components are filled to a selection of seasoned and new, French oak barrels and puncheons for a term of maturation.
 
Vibrant deep red colour. Lifted fresh red fruit and spice notes, anise and the fragrant redolence of countryside. Lovely savoury, red cherry flavours, ripe red and black currants over a background of oak, supported by a length of fine grained tannins. A fine accompaniement to all good gourmandise, red wine braises and recipes calling on rhubarb.
Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay 2014
Beechworth
Available in cartons of six
It was the compelling efforts of the artisanal Giaconda which placed Beechworth on the map for world class Chardonnay. Indigo Vineyard is a close neighbour, younger in age and slightly different in terms of aspect and clime, it yields a quality of Chardonnay which lends itself to a more modern style of winemaking. A measure of old world practices are nevertheless employed, wild ferments in new French oak and a judicious term of age, the objective is to encourage fruit to unlock its potential, while retaining natural eloquence and sense of place.
$3999each
$477DOZEN
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It was not until a decade of red wine vintages had passed before the Brokenwood team turned their hands to varietal whites. Now representing a major part of Brokenwood's production every year, good sites further afield have been husbanded for the construct of the bigger boned, more solidly structured styles of white wine not easily realized from within Hunter Valley. Different soils and aspect, clones and age of vines at Indigo, paint a picture of a region which demands to express itself. Parcels of Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay are whole bunch pressed into a high proportion of new French oak barrels from choice cooperages, for a wild, indigenous yeast vinification and term of maturation. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Vibrant yellow green hues. Pear and citrus notes over a background of mealy oak, wild ferment edges of struck flint. Tannin and French oak sweetness on the finely textured palate, bright citrus flavours and luscious tropical acidity, a little fuller with flavour towards the back and middle, finishing clean and lingering on a length of grapefruit nougat notes.
Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
Beechworth
Available in cartons of six
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.
$3999each
$477DOZEN
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An ├ęlevage 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. Alcohol 13.0%
 
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.
Brokenwood Latara Vineyard Semillon 2009
Hunter Valley
Available in cartons of six
Brokenwood have been calling on harvests from the Latara property since 1983, for the construct of a single vineyard Semillon in the tradition of Australia's most enduring white wine style. The auspicious clay loam soils at Latara yield a quality of fruit which demands early bottling, completely unwooded and unoaked, to capture the understated opulence of Hunter Valley Semillon as it evolves into a stately white wine of remarkable richness and depth. The Semillon of choice to accompany or flounder aux amandes or farced and truffled quail.
$4299each
$513DOZEN
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The Latara property was employed as a landing strip before being turned over to viticulture. It is now source to one of Hunter Valley's most resplendent and regal vintages of Semillon. Grapes are all hand picked, fruit is crushed, chilled and immediately pressed. Batches are inoculated to neutral yeasts for a prompt vinification and early bottling, just a few weeks after harvest in May, completely unwooded and unoaked. Alcohol 11.0%
 
Straw coloured, lovely green hues. Lifted cut hay and citrus rind characters, almonds, chalkiness and dried fruits. Long palate flavours and refined acidity, vanillin and nougat flavours, lemongrass and apple tart over a background of wonderfully drying, toasty complexity. A match to crisp skin poultry, Milanese recipes or Vietnamese fare.
Brokenwood McLaren Hunter Wrattonbully Shiraz 2012
McLaren Hunter Wrattonbully
A seamless red wine, brimming with the requisite panache of all things Brokenwood, centred around a backbone of intensely flavoured McLaren Vale Shiraz. The winemaking team are always keen to find dedicated growers with superior vineyards who are on the ball about the quality of fruit that's central to the Brokenwood label. A heightened level of complexity is at the core, fashioned to express the character and charm of each vineyard, generously proportioned and layered with ripe, juicy flavours, followed by a satisfyingly savoury, mouthfilling finish.
$2499each
$297DOZEN
EACH
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Brokenwood was founded by a trio of Sydney based solicitors, Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday, who together paid a record price of $970 per acre for a precious, ten acre property at the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. The vineyard's first block, originally planned as a cricket ground for the local community, became planted to some of the country's most precious Shiraz vines. Parcels are vinified in a mix of open and roto red fermenters over the course of several days, a component finishes its ferment in oak. All batches complete malolactic before being treated to an extended maturation in a mix of new and seasoned French and American oak barrels.
 
Deep red, purple hues. Plenty of dark berry aromas, sweet oak marrying well. Spices and festive pudding characters on the rich, lengthy palate, liqueur cherry flavours and fleshy plum, supported by fine oak. Tannins are soft and ripe, nothing heavy about this wine at all, but it fills the palate, lingering pleasantly and long. Drink now alongside juicy lamb, crackling pork or succulent veal.
Brokenwood Pinot Gris 2016
Beechworth
Available in cartons of six
The historic goldfields at Beechworth are now delivering a different type of gold, in the form of suave white wines with panache and style. Pinot Gris has taken well to the cooler climes and mineral rich soils atop the steeply sloped aspects. The Indigo property is the most prominent vineyard in the area, trained for decades by local growers to yield vintages of the finest fruit. Brokenwood have taken the pick of crop, fashioned into the essential accompaniement for all fresh and evocative fare, white meat recipes, tapas and terrines.
$2499each
$297DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Beechworth has become an important part of the Brokenwood operations, Pinot Gris often represents the pick of the local crop. Parcels harvested off Indigo Vineyard are crushed, drained and chilled for a term of term of cold soak, as the juices are transported back to the Brokenwood wineworks in Pokolbin. Batches are filled to fermenters, a smaller parcel is treated to oak barrel for a course of vinification, upon completion, components are racked for assemblage into the finished wine. Alcohol 13.5%
 
Light straw hues. Lifted pear and floral aromas, the walnut and citrus rind spice, so highly eloquent of Pinot Gris. Exquisite balance to the palate without any oiliness, layered with musk fruit flavours and natural richness of textural phenolic grip. Finshes on a length of preserved fruit characters, supported by zesty acid.
1 - 12 of 17 Wines By Brokenwood
Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has evolved from a weekend venture for self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia's most reputable wine labels

Brokenwood was founded by a trio of Sydney-based solicitors, Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday, who paid a then record price of $970 per acre for a 10-acre block in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. The original block - originally planned as a cricket ground for the local community was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

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The first vintage was picked in 1973. It was a labour of love for the partners, and the friends and families they conscripted to help, with the grapes being carried to the winery in buckets in the back seat of Len Evans' Bentley. Brokenwood's inaugural vintage yielded 75 dozen Shiraz - Cabernet. While none of the original partners claimed to know anything about viticulture, the wine received praise, and attracted a loyal following from its first vintage.

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In 1975, a new winery was built to accommodate the growing production. The winery housed fermentation tanks and oak barrels, and, in dorm-style accommodation, the exhausted bodies of the many helpers who came to stay at Brokenwood, seduced by the promise of clean country air, fine food, wine and company in exchange for help on the vineyard. Visitors helped themselves to a taste of the very limited and eagerly sought after boutique wine made by Halliday and his band of weekend winemakers from a table standing in the shade of the first floor balcony.

Many of Australia's most prominent wine identities did their time in the vineyards at Brokenwood during the Seventies

Growth was steady until the boom of 1978, when six new partners joined, allowing the purchase of the next door Graveyard Vineyard. Designated as a cemetery by the local town planners, but never used as such, the block had been planted with Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.

The heavy clay soil resulted in vintages of low yield, but with extraordinary concentration of flavour in the berries, providing a distinctive wine style that is still evident in the Brokenwood red wines.

The Graveyard Vineyard created Brokenwood's flagship wine, the Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, which is still sourced exclusively from this one vineyard. The Langtons Classification of Distinguished Australian Wine has it as the highest rated Hunter Valley red wine, in the Outstanding category. In the same year, Brokenwood sourced fruit from outside the Hunter Valley for the first time - Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra - which was blended with Hunter fruit to make a premium red.

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In 1982, the company extended its range to include white wines - notably the jewel of the Hunter Valley, Semillon. With this broadened scope, the partners decided to consolidate further growth by appointing a Chief Winemaker/Managing Director. Iain Riggs joined Brokenwood in 1982, introducing new winery equipment and facilities specifically for premium white wine production. Brokenwood was now capable of producing high quality white wine, which, since 1983, has been a significant part of its total production.

The multi-regional blend wines, such as the popular Cricket Pitch range, are sourced from premium regions throughout Australia to create a style that demonstrates balance, elegance and consistency. While the size of the company has grown, the operation remains deliberately labour intensive, being the only way of assuring the individuality of the wines.

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