Sauvignon Blanc Semillon New South Wales
Brokenwood are renowned for Semillon, they retain vineyards from which to collate the finest parcels, a component is selected to be vinified alongside choice harvests of Sauvignon Blanc. Cricket pitch is a reference to the first block of vines Brokenwood ever planted, a community block which was acquired after a hotly contested auction against neighbouring Hungerford Hill. An assemblage of fruit, hand picked off sites in Cowra, Orange uplands and Hunter Valley, are fashioned into a revitalizing wine of seamless integration and engaging complexity.
Brokenwood are one of the nation's great wineries, they conduct a search every year to identify harvests of fruit which can be compliment the enduring Hunter Valley style of classic dry white. Parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from outside the Hunter Valley are processed to the primary juice stage before transport to the Brokenwood wineworks for fermentation and assemblage. This prelude to vinification ensures that the delicate grape and fruit aromas are preserved. Components are treated to a brisk temperature controlled ferment to capture the clean varietal expression of fruit and retain freshness. A small portion is oak barrel fermented to add texture and complexity. Alcohol 11.5%
Bright pale yellow with green hues. Bouquets of lime citrus, lifted lemongrass and tropical fruit, herbaceousness and savoury hay notes. A touch of barrel ferment characters adding subtle complexity and a further dimension to the palate. A fine acid structure provides length and liveliness to the finish. Enjoy with whole baked barramundi or spicy Asian laksa.