Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Beechworth Pinot Noir 2021


While Beechworth might have built its reputation on great Chardonnay, there is no question that it also offers some thrilling Pinot Noir. This wine saw a few days cold soaking with 30% whole bunches included in the fermentation, before ten months maturation in French oak. A pale even slightly dull red in colour, though this is hardly uncommon for Pinot. We have briary and brambly notes here and the early impression is that perhaps the percentage of whole bunches might be even higher – if you like that sort of thing, this is for you! Red fruits, undergrowth, dry herbs and bay leaves. Finely crafted, elegant, focused and quite seamless, it also shows silky tannins and a long, lingering finish. Drink over the next five to six years.