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THE CROSSINGS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC, NEW ZEALAND

TASTING NOTE
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2017 shows lifted notes of gooseberry
and nectarine, underpinned with citrus notes. The palate is full with pure
fruit flavours, yet balanced with a persistent, crisp mineral finish. Enjoy
with both fresh and cooked seafood dishes such as oysters, prawns and
fish.
VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING
The Awatere Valley experienced a mild-to-cool spring period, which
ensured that the vines naturally produced lighter than average yields.
These mild temperatures then extended into the summer months, coupled
with an unseasonal period of rain, which ultimately alleviated the drought
conditions we had experienced over the past two years. Carrying lighter
than usual crops along with the cooler weather meant vintage started
only a week later than previous years. We harvested the grapes over a
two week period, picking each block at the point of optimum flavour
development. This year’s wines are perfectly balanced by our hallmark
fresh minerality.
This wine was made from fruit sourced from our three Awatere Valley
vineyards; Medway, Willowflat and Brackenfield. Each parcel was picked
and fermented separately, allowing us to enhance varietal character using
carefully selected yeast strains. A long, cool fermentation took place
over four weeks, followed by blending, stabilisation and filtering prior to
bottling.

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