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2014 Breaking Ground Claret
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2014 Breaking Ground Claret
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Saxonvale Vineyard
Acid
7.0
pH
3.42
Alcohol %
13.5
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SKU: BGCLAR14
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The English word for the red wines that come from Bordeaux in France has been used for a rarely produced special mix of the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Only made in those rare vintages where we get ripe grapes, high natural acidity and lower alcohols. This combination makes a long fine ageing style of Cabernet Merlot that is uniquely medium bodied with long fine tannins and savoury notes. This is the style that only the great years of Bordeaux can produce because they don’t depend on big ripe fruit flavours. Picked from our 2 blocks and matured in new American and French oak before 3 years bottle age.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Saxonvale Vineyard
Acid
7.0
pH
3.42
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Lifted floral and perfumed notes leaps out of the glass, followed by a savory spiced Christmas cake. The tannins are firm and well integrated with cigar box notes derived from oak maturation.
Winemaker Notes
The 2014 vintage was a fantastic red vintage and these 2 varieties excelled. The Cabernet component was matured in new American hogsheads and the Merlot in one year old French barriques. An interesting mixture of Hunter Valley terroir with ripe fruit and acid that will keep this wine ageing for many years.
Food Pairing Notes
Chargrilled Churrasco BBQ