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The Crossings Gruner Veltliner 2016

The Crossings Gruner Veltliner 2016

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Our Awatere Valley Gruner Veltliner shows lifted notes of peach, honey and spice. The palate is rich and complex, highlighted by nut and spice notes with a creamy texture that finishes with fine acidity. This wine is extremely versatile and can be enjoyed with Asian cuisine, pork and chicken dishes. 

Tasting Notes

Vineyards: Willowflat, Awatere Valley
Alc 13.5%
pH 3.30
TA 6.1gL
RS 3.2g

The 2016 growing season was warm and very dry, and some late rain in February set the vines up well going into harvest. The Gruner Veltiner comes from our Willowflat Vineyard in the Awatere Valley which produces vines with low vigour and sweet fruit; a perfect combination for aromatic varieties such as Gruner Veltliner. Intensive vineyard management resulted in low cropping vines with very even ripening which made picking decisions on the 1.5Ha terrace easy!  

The fruit was hand-picked, gently destemmed and pressed to tank where it was settled for 24 hours. The juice was then racked with a slightly increased amount of solids in order to assist with palate weight and texture in the final wine. Four different fermentation vessels were used; 225L old French barriques, a 1000L new French oval, a stainless steel tank, and a concrete egg! At the end of fermentation the wines were left on lees and regularly stirred, again to add texture and complexity. We then blended the wine, stabilised and filtered for bottling. 

Download The Crossings Gruner Veltliner Tasting Note 2016 here.

Food & Wine Matching



Chicken, Turkey, Duck


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Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2017

International Wine Challenge 2017 - Tranche 1 

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2017
Marlborough Wine Show 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017

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