Single Vineyard | Eden Valley | Barossa | South Australia | all wines are vegan
TASTING 3 PACK
An opportunity to taste-test three of our crowd favourites;
2021 On Point Pinot Grigio | $22
“Elegant and charming with apricot, green pear, dried grass and white floral aromas, it’s finely textured in the mouth displaying bright fruit flavours backed by crisp acidity, finishing lingering and delightfully tasty.” 92 points – Wine Orbit
2021 Tru-Su Rose | $22
“This is brightly expressed and instantly appealing with ripe nectarine, red apple and floral aromas with a hint of sweet raspberry. The palate light and vibrant displaying juicy fruit flavours together with crisp acidity, finishing lingering and refreshing” 93 points – Wine Orbit
2018 Zip Line Shiraz | $26
“Upfront and fabulously lifted with Black Doris plum, blackberry, toasted almond and dark chocolate notes, it’s generous and flavoursome in the mouth offering plump mouthfeel and fleshy texture, making it delightfully drinkable. 93 points – Wine Orbit
All dry style wines | All vegan wines
2021 On Point Pinot Grigo
Billowing tropical, floral and citrus aromatics make this a truly ‘scent-sational’ introduction to vintage 2021. A mouthful of zingy ruby grapefruit emerges from the citrus mist, layered over honeyed tropical -almost guava- flavours that seem to keep trundling along to a lovely length, finishing with a zippy little lemon zest kick!
Our Pinot Grigio is named as a tribute to Trevor and Marilyn’s two granddaughters, in acknowledgement of their passion and excellence in ballet and dancing. It’s a play on the French ballet term ‘en pointe’; to stand on one’s toes in full extension – no easy feat – but something both granddaughters can do with ease and grace. We are extremely proud of our back-to-back sell-out successes for all past releases of our On Point Pinot Grigio.
2021 Tru-Su Rose
Our 2021 Rosé seems to have just ‘kissed the skins’ to pick up its unique vivid coral peach skin pinks, but has had enough contact to catch a bagful of bright aroma flavour combinations. Live juiced raspberry-cherry aromatics spiral from the glass with rose petal lift, over a spicy toffee apple back note, then the Tru-Su Rosé flavours bounce onto your palate with a splosh of raspberry velvet, snowballing on through ripe red cherries, to a fresh apple acid full stop.
Our Tru-Su dry Rosé is and made from 100% Shiraz grapes, grown on our own Eden Valley vineyard in the Barossa. It is named after Trudi and Susan – the two daughters of Brockenchack founders Trevor and Marilyn, who enjoy this style of wine.
2018 Zip Line Shiraz
Our Zip Line Shiraz is named after the zip line cable at our vineyard which generates endless laughter for all generations of the family – and much like this wine, it’s a smooth ride to the end. Our Zip Line Shiraz is made from our Eden Valley single vineyard Shiraz grapes, plucked from a combination of our older vines with an average vine age of 60 years, to give depth and complexity, and from our younger vines planted in 2008, to give fruit freshness and vibrancy. Whole berries spend 7 days on skins in open-top fermenters before being pressed and left to mature in a mix of new and old and French oak for approximately 15 months. Vibrant upon release, this wine will easily mature for 8 to 10 years to come.
2021 On Point Pinot Grigio
94 POINTS | Winestate Magazine
SILVER | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition
92 POINTS | Wine Orbit, Sam Kim | “Elegant and charming with apricot, green pear, dried grass and white floral aromas, it’s finely textured in the mouth displaying bright fruit flavours backed by crisp acidity, finishing lingering and delightfully tasty.” ~April 2022~
92 POINTS | WineFolio – David Walker Bell | “The wine starts clean and pure, with nectarine, almond, nashi pear and honey aromatics. Bone dry. Any reservations are discarded – this is a great start! It’s not a tricky wine, kept simple and classic in style. The palate broadens out, moving through a saline acidity into a generous finish, showing a savoury edge of green olive and nori.”
YVONNE LORKIN REVIEW | “It might say ‘pinot grigio’ on the label, but don’t go a-thinkin’ it’s going to be raspy and lean like a lot of them. To us, the On Point is absolutely that. It’s dry, sure, but also totally delicious and generous in our book. Ultra-juicy and bursting with baked apple and nashi, it reflects what the cooler Eden Valley subregion is capable of. Cleansing, succulent, and dangerously drinkable, it’s refreshing, roaring with flavour, softly spiced, and super sexy with roast pumpkin and herb salad.” ~Yvonne Lorkin~
90 POINTS | Wine Pilot – Jeni Port | “Textbook Grigio fresh-cut apple and pear, with an arresting thread of saline and rock pool aromas. Plenty of refreshing crunchy acidity in the glass will satisfy during those lazy afternoons in the sun.”
2021 Tru-Su Rose
93 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim
“This is brightly expressed and instantly appealing with ripe nectarine, red apple and floral aromas with a hint of sweet raspberry. The palate light and vibrant displaying juicy fruit flavours together with crisp acidity, finishing lingering and refreshing. At its best: now to 2023.” ~Sam Kim, April 2022~
“Here’s a shout out to all the gemologists in the house. This wine could absolutely be a liquid Padparadscha Sapphire amirite? It’s the rarest, most beautiful of all sapphires and famous for its pinky-sunset colour. Named after Trudi and Susan, daughters of Brockenchack’s owners Marilyn and Trevor Harch, this rosé looks like it’ll be lolly-like, but no. It’s dry dry dry people. You’ll feel parched just looking at it! Sipping it reveals mouthfilling, zesty textures, an edge of blackcurrant and it’s wicked with watermelon and lime salad.” ~Yvonne Lorkin~
2018 Zip Line Shiraz
Top 10 + 4.5 Stars | NZ Dish Magazine – Best Aussie Shiraz in NZ Tasting ~March 2022~
“With its sweet vanillin oak, dark berry intensity, tobacco and roast plum complexity, this shiraz impressed straight away. “Fresh, lovely palate weight and very, very well made,” noted Cameron. “With berry blossoms on the nose, a gently plump, plummy palate and tannins prickling under your front lip, it’s rather fabulous.” ageed Yvonne Lorkin.
93 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim
“Upfront and fabulously lifted with Black Doris plum, blackberry, toasted almond and dark chocolate notes, it’s generous and flavoursome in the mouth offering plump mouthfeel and fleshy texture, making it delightfully drinkable. At its best: now to 2030.” ~April 2022~
SILVER | 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition
SILVER | 2021 London Wine Competition
2021 vintage : Winter rainfall took some of the sting out the dry summer conditions. Mild temps for much of the growing season provided ideal conditions for growth and berry development. Uninterrupted flowering allowed good fruit set. Night temps were cooler than normal in Spring and Summer; these cooler nights critical to, and the hallmark for, the quality of grapes and wines from our Eden Valley vineyard, allowing our vines time to rest, and allowing aromatic flavours, finesse and natural acidity to be maintained. Mild daytime conditions provided optimal ripening, allowing great fruit flavours to develop. Quality is exceptional from our 2021 Eden Valley vintage. Whites are fine with amazing natural acid and intense flavours. Reds are flavourful and deeply coloured. A vintage for now, and for the long term.
2018 vintage: Our Eden Valley growing season started off well, with winter rainfall higher than average. In spring, drier soils combined with warmer than average spring days, meant the vine canopies grew quickly; flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. Summer rainfall was down on average and Jan and Feby were warm and dry, with very warm temps in February slowing down the pace of ripening. With the lower summer rainfall, growers with access to water, soil moisture monitoring, good irrigation management and healthy soils experienced less stress – and subsequently delivered sound fruit and consistent yields. These are all practices that Brockenchack invest heavily into. The Indian summer of March and early April were referred to as ‘the icing on the cake’, delivering average temps, without extremes. Overall a strong, healthy crop for us. We are delighted with the high-quality grapes and great yields this vintage delivered. The colours and flavours in our reds are exciting and the high level of natural acids in our whites reflect our great Eden Valley characteristics. Standout varieties for our region this year include Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet. We are very excited for the release of our ’18 reds in a few years’ time.