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Brokenwood Wines

2016 Cricket Pitch Red

2016 Cricket Pitch Red

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot

South Eastern Australia

Super colour with dark reds and purple tints. Riper dark fruit aromas than previously vintages, due to a warm year
in McLaren Vale. The vanillin oak background adds extra lift to the dark cherry/plum aromas, and finishes with a ripe tannin mouth feel. Turkish delight and dark chocolate from the Shiraz component, makes this a very enjoyable Cricket Pitch blend.

CRU $231.00   SVC $217.80

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot
Acid
6.1g/L
pH
3.50
Residual Sugar
Nil
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Vinification
Mostly vinomatic fermenters used, after 2-3 day cold soak prior to ferment. This wine is matured in French oak up to 18 months with a small percentage being in new oak barrels.
Winemaker Comments
The 26th vintage of Cricket Pitch Red (not counting the 1986) is both multi-varietal and multi-regional. Just over 60% of the fruit is from NSW with the balance coming from McLaren Vale followed by Beechworth. A cool year in the Hunter Valley but excellent in Central Ranges and Gundagai with McLaren Vale experiencing a hot vintage. Vintage 2016 was outstanding in Beechworth and the combination of these regions really does deliver a super enjoyable dry red.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with rich seafood, pasta and light meat dishes.
Drink
A drink now style that will further soften with medium term bottle maturation.