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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.
Winemaking: Miles DinneenViticulture: Bryon StrachanHarvested: 6th April–11th April 2017Vineyard: Selected sights in the Wairau ValleyAlc/vol: 12.5%RS: 3.7g/lpH: 3.27TA: 7.3g/l
VITICULTUREMarlborough 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 COMMENTSParcels 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)
2014 vintage - Double GoldChina 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)
THE INDEPENDENTTerry Kirby 10 May 2015THE INDEPENDENT UKFrom 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.
Yealands Estate Wines Licence Number: 052/OFF/LIQ3428
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