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TASTING NOTEThe 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 ValleyALC: 12.5%TITRATABLE ACID: 5.9 g/lPH: 3.47RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.4 g/l
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GOLDMelbourne International Wine Competition 2014
SILVERNZ International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018New Zealand International Wine Show 2012International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
16.5 POINTSLovely 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.
SAM KIM WINE ORBITJanuary 2018This 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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