Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White 2014 ~ (Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon)

Tasting Notes

Bright pale yellow with green tints. Aromas of citrus and Hunter Semillon lemongrass. Great aromas of lifted herbaceous SB and lime/hay notes. Some barrel ferment character adding subtle complexity and further dimension to the palate. A fine acid structure provides length and liveliness to the finish.

Winemakers Comments

This wine is a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon. Brokenwood’s 41st vintage got underway a lot earlier than anticipated. The continued dry weather across the eastern half of Australia intensified in early January with a run of above average temperatures including a new January record high of 45.7C in Sydney.
November, December and the early part of January were also dry, leading to lighter canopies to go with the lighter crop load. Semillon started rolling into the winery on January 16th and well over half was picked before a tropical deluge of 150mm after Australia Day. This wine also highlights our desire for lower alcohol and weighs in at 11.8% and with plenty of zesty fruit lift.


Fruit outside the Hunter Valley is processed to the primary juice stage before transport to the winery in the Hunter Valley for fermentation and blending. This ensures the delicate grape and fruit aromas are preserved. A small percentage (approximately 5%) of this wine was fermented in barrel.


A dozen freshly shucked oysters and a whole baked barramundi for lunch or a spicy Asian laksa for dinner.


An easy drinking wine to chill and enjoy this summer.

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