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2017 Cricket Pitch Red

2017 Cricket Pitch Red

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot

South Eastern Australia

Superb aromas with lifted Cabernet fruit and background vanillin oak. The dark Christmas cake flavours from the McLaren Vale component along with the ripe tannins adds great length and persistence to the finish. Cabernet is not ‘dense’ in terms of colour but this wine has lovely purple hues – perfect 3 years on release. Simply one of the best Cricket Pitch reds.

CRU $231.00   SVC $217.80

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
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.

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