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The Crossings Pinot Gris 2017

The Crossings Pinot Gris 2017

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$17.95
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$89.95
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Our Awatere Valley Pinot Gris has flavours of white peach and underlying notes of pear, honey and exotic fruits. Elegant and deftly balanced with a dry mouth-watering finish, this wine is highly versatile with food.
Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTE
The Crossings Pinot Gris 2017 shows concentrated notes of ripe pear and honeysuckle, with underlying spicy flavours. The palate is luscious and generous showing wonderful balance between fruit and acidity with a long dry finish. Enjoy with poultry and mushroom dishes such as creamy pasta with porcini.

VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING
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 Pinot Gris from this year is showing honeysuckle and nashi pear with some bees wax high tones. The wines are juicy and well structured.
Select parcels of Pinot Gris were harvested in the Awatere Valley. The blocks were selected for their purity of flavour and balance. The fruit was gently pressed then separated from the pressings and cold settled for 48 hours before being racked. Following a long, cool fermentation, the wine was kept on lees for a period of two months to enhance texture and body. Post fermentation the wine was stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

HARVEST DATES: 4th April - 10th April 2017
VINEYARDS: Awatere Valley
ALC: 12.5%
TITRATABLE ACID: 5.9 g/l
PH: 3.47
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.4 g/l

Download The Crossings Pinot Gris 2017 Tasting Notes (PDF 552k)

Food & Wine Matching

POULTRY

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

MOLLUSC

Oyster, Mussel, Clam

FISH

Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout

CRUSTACEANS

Prawn, Crab, Crayfish

SOFT CHEESE

Brie, Mascarpone, Crème Fraiche

PUNGENT CHEESE

Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton

Awards

GOLD
Melbourne International Wine Competition 2014

SILVER
NZ International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018
Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018
New Zealand International Wine Show 2012
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012

16.5 POINTS
Lovely pithy, phenolic weight on the palate. Pear juice, sweet spice, apple skin. Has the definition so often lacking from Pinot Gris. Richard Hemmings, Wine Writer UK.

Product Reviews

SAM KIM WINE ORBIT
January 2018

This is bright, vibrant and fragrant on the nose showing green rockmelon, fresh pear, apple and floral characters with a hint of spicy notes. The palate delivers youthful fruit intensity and fine backed by juicy acidity. It is immediately appealing with its pristine fruit flavours and lively mouthfeel. At its best: now to 2019

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