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Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz

Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz

Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz

The aromas are red to dark fruit, dark cherry and plum, followed by slight choc-mint notes. A perfect colour with deep red and purple hues. A full-bodied style at 14% alcohol is nicely weighted in that the tannins are fine and ripe and the oak perfectly nuanced. Spiced fruit characters on the finish give this wine a long after taste.

Wine Profile
Vinification
Combination open and roto red fermenters, 100% French oak of which 20% new, balance 1-2 year old, in oak 18 months.
Winemaker Comments
The McLaren Vale fruit makes up nearly 50% of this wine. A vintage characterised by a dry winter/spring in 2014 followed by a cool January and a very hot February. This produced slightly lower yields and a compressed picking cycle of just 7 weeks. In contrast, Beechworth had a cold wet winter, then a warm summer resulting in an early and quick harvest. Overall quality was very high. Shiraz from a cool wet year in the Hunter Valley adds spice and soft tannins.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with lamb, veal and pasta dishes.
Drink
Enjoy now or over the next 5 to 10 years.

To see our full range of Brokenwood wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/brokenwood/

For more information on the winery go to https://www.brokenwood.com.au/

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 was destined to be a cricket ground for the local community but was instead planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz – an outstanding wine from a great winery in New South Wales

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: New South Wales, HunterVintage: 2018SKU: BROKE04

£31.00 a bottle

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Brokenwood

Founded in 1970 as a hobby venture by three Sydney-based solicitors- Tony Albert, John Beeston and Australian wine critic James Halliday- Brokenwood is perhaps best known for their Cricket Pitch label, which was first sourced from a 4-hectare block at the foothills of the Hunter Valley’s Brokenback Ranges. The block was originally earmarked as the local cricket ground before they decided to plant a vineyard instead. Similarly, Brokenwood purchased their neighbouring block, which was intended to be the local cemetery, and instead planted Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, becoming their critically acclaimed flagship wine, the Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz.

Chief Winemaker and Managing Director Iain Riggs joined Brokenwood in 1982 and introduced new winery equipment and facilities specifically for premium white wine production. Since 1983, white wine makes up a significant part of total production and their Semillon is widely recognized as one of the finest in the world. Iain has also been the driving force behind Brokenwood’s expansion into the McLaren Vale in South Australia, Beechworth in Victoria, Margaret River in Western Australia, and Orange in New South Wales. Despite their expansion, they have managed to remain fiercely committed to producing unique and high-quality expressions of Australian terroir.

New South Wales

The Hunter Region is the premium wine region of New South Wales and one of Australia’s most well-known, and historically important wine regions. Distinctive styles of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz are the hallmark of this region. James Busby the man credited with bringing the vine to Australia was associated with the Hunter Valley through his brother-in-law William Kelman. Kelman is thought to be the first to plant vines in the Hunter. George Wyndham planted grapes in 1832. Penfolds bought the property in 1904 naming it Wyndham Estate. Dr Henry Lindeman purchased land around Raymond Terrace in the 1830s. So too did James King whose legacy passed onto Maurice O’Shea who came to the forefront of Hunter Valley winemaking in the 1920s. The area fell into depression for many years, but gradually made a comeback in the early 1960s. Today the region is booming. The climate is regarded as warm to hot. The main wine styles: White – Semillon (regarded as one Australia’s greatest and unique wines, with great aging potential), Chardonnay; Red – Shiraz.

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