Brokenwood Cricket Pitch - Best buy Australian sauvignon blanc $32

Brokenwood "Cricket Pitch" Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc 2014 ~ Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

$33   $39

This is great……and here’s why!

Independent Newspaper UK ~ "Exceptional Aussie wine from the Hunter Valley north of Sydney produces unique, long-aged wines from the Sémillon grape. Here, its creamy, peachy flavours balance the ebullient, grassy Sauvignon Blanc to create a zingy mix suitable for seafood"

James Halliday ~ "At 40+ years young, Brokenwood Wines, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, can lay claim to not only an iconic vineyard with the Graveyard Vineyard but to the preservation of a wine fraternity that proudly has as its mission statement, ‘to make great wine and have fun’."

The Brokenwood "Cricket Pitch" range of wines from the famous Brokenwood Winery in the Hunter Valley of NSW, established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday, are some of the most consistent and popular award winning wines available from Australia today. They justify their iconic reputation year in year out with with their outstanding quality and affordable price.

Tasting Notes ~ Excellent green/yellow colour. Our style for this wine is not too much green grassy characters but rather go for lifted tropical Sauvignon Blanc aromas with melon notes. Lovely soft round entry on the palate and even at 12.5% there is plenty of fruit richness. Grapefruit flavours and a zesty acidity gives a pleasing finish to the wine.

A perfect summer drink and great with a wide range of food.

Winemakers Comments "We’re quite proud to introduce this wine as it is the 25th vintage of the blend. The label didn’t get the full Cricket Pitch livery until the 1995 vintage, although the Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot was labelled as Cricket Pitch for the 1991 wine released in 1993". This wine is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon, one of the highest proportions of Sauvignon Blanc we’ve bottled. Four regions make up the blend being Cowra 40%, King Valley 30%, Orange 16% and McLaren Vale 14%.

All eastern regions enjoyed an excellent summer but low crops all round due to frost in late 2013. McLaren Vale had no concerns and produced great fruit. This wine also highlights our desire for lower alcohol and weighs in at 12.5% and with plenty of zesty fruit lift.