Berry/leafy aromas are to the fore, due to the wine being almost two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon. A beautiful deep colour with youthful tints. Ripe Cabernet fruit complimented by the spice and plushness of the Shiraz component. Fine long tannins and acid line will see this age well over the medium term. A lovely drinking wine as always.
A combination of static and rotary 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.
The 29th vintage of Cricket Pitch Red (not counting the 1986) is both multi-varietal and multi-regional. Just on 62% coming from New South Wales with the balance being McLaren Vale and Beechworth. A warm to hot vintage across all regions in 2019 producing mouth filling, juicy reds.
Pairs well with rich seafood, pasta and light meat dishes.
A drink now style that will further soften with medium term bottle maturation.