Eden Valley | Barossa | SA
Winemaker | Joanne Irvine
12.5% Alc | 6 pack cases | Ideal serving temperature is around 6 – 8ºc
Vegan | all our wines are vegan
2023 ON POINT PINOT GRIGIO
94 in stock
94 in stock
Our 2023 Eden Valley Pinot Grigio is bright and lively with gorgeous gentle tropical aromas. Wonderfully juicy lime, a splash of lemon and ripe pear, then fresh stone fruit flavours seem to swirl around each other, with what feels like a beautiful honeysuckle and white peach chaser. Soft on the palate, our Pinot Grigio is created to be gently dry, with a deliciously refreshing finish.
Enjoy with sushi, seafood dishes, a walnut, blue cheese and honey salad, or a creamy chicken pasta.
Our ‘On Point’ Pinot Grigio is named in honour of our two granddaughters; Bronte and Charli, in acknowledgement of their passion for, and excellence in, both ballet and dancing over the years. It’s a play on the French ballet term en-pointe; to stand on one’s toes in full extension -no easy feat- and something both girls can do with grace and elegance.
Our 2023 Eden Valley Pinot Grigio is bright and lively with gorgeous gentle tropical aromas. Wonderfully juicy lime, a splash of lemon and ripe pear, then fresh stone fruit flavours seem to swirl around each other, with what feels like a beautiful honeysuckle and white peach chaser. Soft on the palate, our Pinot Grigio is created to be gently dry, with a deliciously refreshing finish. Enjoy with Sushi, seafood dishes or walnut, blue cheese and honey salad or creamy chicken pasta.
What’s the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio?… Both wines are made from the same Pinot Gris grape (gris being French for grey, the colour of the Pinot Gris grape). The difference between the two wines comes in the winemaking technique. The Italian style Pinot Grigio wines are typically lighter-bodied, crisp, fresh, with vibrant stone fruit and floral aromas and a touch of spice. In contrast, the French style Pinot Gris wines are typically full-bodied, richer, spicier, and more viscous in texture. We make our Brockenchack On Point Pinot in the Italian grigio style, purely because we prefer it that way.
This wine has yet to be entered into any shows or submitted to any reviewers.
2023 Vintage Summary
Our Eden Valley region experienced a wet and cool summer, shaping a growing season that tested our mettle and rewarded us with exceptional quality wines. With meticulous care and a dash of tenacity, our team navigated the challenges Mother Nature presented, ultimately producing wines that reflect the essence of our vineyard.
A Delayed Start and a Bountiful Harvest: The 2023 vintage commenced later than usual, with the first harvest taking place on March 22nd. Unfolding over the course of five to six weeks, this vintage encapsulated the allure of a cooler and wetter growing season, punctuated by abundant canopy growth. While the lower temperatures extended the ripening period, our vineyard thrived under the added moisture. We are pleased to report that our yields met our expectations.
Reds and Whites Shine: The 2023 vintage showcased the exceptional potential of our vineyard, particularly for red and white varietals.
Our whites, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and our prized 1896 Mackenzie William Riesling, sourced from vines with a remarkable 127-year history, were among the first to be harvested. Picked in the dark hours of early morning, these grapes reached our tanks by nightfall, ensuring optimal freshness and flavour.
The reds followed suit, their time in the spotlight arriving just over a week later. The picking schedule was carefully planned to capture ripe, high-quality fruit, allowing us to crush by the first week of April. Day-picking commenced, starting at 9 am and concluding at 4 pm, as our team expertly harvested the red varietals with care and precision.
A Triumph in the New Winery: Beyond the vineyard, this vintage held a significant milestone for Brockenchack – the inaugural crush in our state-of-the-art winery. With all hands-on deck, our winemakers initiate a meticulous process, carefully nurturing the crushed fruit as it embarks on its transformative journey. This artful craftsmanship paves the way for the creation of wines that embody the exquisite quality for which we are renowned. This journey from harvest to bottling spanned nearly three months for our whites and rosé including two weeks devoted to bottling, ensuring the essence of the 2023 vintage was preserved. But, for our reds, this journey will be a little longer as they develop their characteristics and complexity in French oak barrels spanning a 12 –24-month period.
Our wines born from this harvest embody the harmonious interplay of nature’s offerings and human artistry. We eagerly anticipate the moment when you unwind with one of our 2023 wines, allowing its flavours to dance on your palate and transport you to the vibrant terroir of the Eden Valley. Sip, savour, and revel in the result of a year’s labour – a testament to perseverance, quality, and the art of winemaking.