Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Red 2014 ~ (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz)

Winemakers Comments

The 24th vintage of Cricket Pitch Red (not counting the 1986) and both multi-varietal and multi-regional. A very early start to harvest in the Hunter Valley but a mixed start across our other regions. A severe frost in October 2013 affected most of south east NSW and Victoria. It soon became evident that the Hunter Valley quality was quite exceptional. Gundagai and McLaren Vale make up the bulk of this wine with a small percentage from Beechworth and Hunter Valley. The frost has meant only a small amount of Merlot in this wine.


Mostly vinomatic fermenters used, after 2-3 day cold soak prior to ferment. Oak regime is mainly 1-3 year old American and French oak barriques, up to 18 months.


Pairs well with rich seafood, pasta light meat dishes.


A drink now style that will further soften with medium term bottle maturation.

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