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The Milestone Series celebrates our dedication from the vineyard to the winery – creating benchmark wines from the Hawke's Bay region.
Lifted aromas of nashi pears and nectarine are complemented by fresh pastry characters derived from lees aging. The lush fruity mid-palate merges seamlessly into a lively finish. Delicious on its own, Pinot Gris is also a very food friendly wine, the subtle character and texture supporting but never dominating the dish.
Winemaking: Miles DinneenViticulture: Bryon StrachanHarvested: 24th March - 30th March 2016Vineyards: Hawke’s BayAlc/vol: 12%RS: 2.5pH: 3.24TA: 5.51g/l
VITICULTUREThe warm 2016 growing season offered good conditions for ripening Pinot Gris allowing the accumulation of ripe flavours in the clean, concentrated fruit. The fruit was sourced from the top terrace of our Kereru vineyard in Mangatahi with a small portion from the Esk valley. This free draining river terrace combined with sunny days and cool nights provide excellent conditions for growing ripe Pinot Gris.
WINEMAKER COMMENTSThe fruit was gently harvested and pressed before cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Post fermentation the wine remained on lees to preserve freshness and gain mouthfeel, before blending and bottling.
WINE AND FOODLifted aromas of nashi pears, and nectarine are complimented by fresh pastry characters derived from lees aging. The lush fruity mid palate merges seamlessly into a lively dry finish supported by a fine ripe phenolic structure. Delicious on its own, Pinot Gris is also a very food friendly wine, the subtle character and texture supporting but never dominating the dish.This Pinot Gris is delicious on its own, but also a very food friendly wine. The subtle character and texture support but never dominating the dish. Matches well with fresh seafood, summer salads, pheasant, chicken and pork.
Download Crossroads Milestone Series Pinot Gris Tasting Notes (PDF)
2013 vintage - Silver medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
2012 vintage - Silver Medal,New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
2011 vintage - Silver medal,International Wine and Spirits Competition 2012
2011 vintage - Silver medal,Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2012
WINE NZColin Ford 1 July 2014WELL PERFORMING WINESMelon aromas. Kind of fleshy, lush and full with flavours of melon and apricot.
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