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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White 2004
Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White 2004
(search item no. 85072)
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is bright, pale yellow with green tints and aromas of citrus with an herbaceous green pea edge. Sauvignon Blanc from the cooler areas provides the powerful fruit backbone with Semillon giving structure of richness to the palate. Some barrel ferment character adds subtle complexity and further dimension to the palate. A fine natural acid structure provides length and liveliness to the finish.

Blend: 55% Sauvignon Blanc; 45% Semillon

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About Brokenwood:

Although based in Hunter Valley, Brokenwood’s practice of multi-district blending has been a major part of the company's philosophy since fruit from other regions was first sought in 1978. This unique approach and the resulting quality wines have cemented Brokenwood's place as one of Australia's most revered and consistent labels.

Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has evolved from a weekend venture for self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia's most reputable wine labels. Brokenwood was established by a trio of Sydney-based solicitors who then paid a record price of $970 per acre for a 10-acre block in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. The original block, initially planned as a cricket round for the local community, was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and later Shiraz. The first vintage picked in 1973 yielded plenty of praise and a loyal following that eventually led to increased production and the creation of a new winery just two years later.

Growth was steady until 1978 when six new partners joined allowing for the purchase of the Graveyard Vineyard the vineyard that produces the winery's flagship wine. When in 1982 Brokenwood decided to diversify into white wines, they appointed Iain Riggs as winemaker and managing director. Just a year after diversifying into white wine production, Brokenwood's output was 70 percent white.