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Crossroads Milestone Series Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Crossroads Milestone Series Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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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. Recognising that this variety develops distinctive qualities in Marlborough compared to Hawke’s Bay, we sourced this particular wine from our sister vineyard in Marlborough and gave it the Crossroads treatment


This 2017 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted tropical notes of guava and passionfruit. The palate is crisp, fruity and fresh with a lively, citrus acidity.

Tasting Notes

Winemaking: Miles Dinneen
Viticulture: Bryon Strachan
Harvested: 6th April–11th April 2017
Vineyard: Selected sights in the Wairau Valley
Alc/vol: 12.5%
RS: 3.7g/l
pH: 3.27
TA: 7.3g/l

VITICULTURE
Marlborough 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. The Sauvignon Blanc from this year has captured succulent passionfruit and guava notes with some fresh herbal high tones. The wines are juicy and well structured.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS
Parcels of Sauvignon Blanc were selected for this wine from Vineyards across the Wairau Valley. The parcels were harvested and fermented separately, using selected yeast strains for Sauvignon Blanc to enhance varietal character. A long, cool fermentation took place over four weeks, with the parcels then being blended and stabilised, prior to bottling.

WINE AND FOOD

Fantastic with summer salads and fish dishes.

Download Crossroads Milestone Series Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Note (PDF 650k)

Food & Wine Matching

POULTRY

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

MOLLUSC

Oyster, Mussel, Clam

FISH

Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout

CRUSTACEANS

Prawn, Crab, Crayfish

Awards

2014 vintage - Double Gold
China Wine and Spirits Awards 2015

2013 vintage - Silver Medal,
Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014

2013 vintage - Silver Medal,
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2014

2013 vintage - Gold Medal,
China Wine and Spirits Awards 2013

2012 vintage - Gold Medal,
Dallas Morning News Wine Competition 2013

2012 vintage - Gold Medal,
Sunset International Wine Competition 2013 (USA)

Product Reviews

THE INDEPENDENT
Terry Kirby 10 May 2015
THE INDEPENDENT UK

From the same Kiwi stable as the fine Cabernet Franc recommended two weeks ago, this is similarly well made: crisply citric notes, but more rounded and fuller-flavoured than some. Try with scallop or prawns.

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