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2014 Cricket Pitch Red

2014 Cricket Pitch Red

South Eastern Australia

Vibrant colour and mid density. Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blends and vice versa, are often referred to as the great Australian blend, although the Bordelaise would disagree seeing it was common in Bordeaux in the 1800s. Best of both varieties with red fruit Cabernet and fine tannins with the Shiraz providing mouth feel and palate length. A style all about fruit, some oak background but soft tannins and an easy drinkability.

CRU $210.00   SVC $198.00

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot
Acid
6.5g/L
pH
3.43
Residual Sugar
0.56g/L
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Vinification
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.
Winemaker 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.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with rich seafood, pasta light meat dishes.
Drink
A drink now style that will further soften with medium term bottle maturation.
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