THE STORY OF THE CROSSINGS:
The Crossings’ 100% Awatere Valley sourcing offers you The Purest Expression of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. With distinctive elegance, our award-winning wines are estate grown and express the intense fruit and mineral flavors that make Awatere Valley wine such a distinctive experience.
VITICULTURE / WINEMAKING:
The growing season in the Awatere Valley started out warm and dry, resulting in even flowering and ultimately balanced vines. The warm weather continued through Spring and Summer, with periodic rains which kept the vines hydrated throughout the growing season. These warmer conditions also meant vintage started around two weeks earlier than the previous year, with fruit that was full of flavor, naturally balanced acidity and lovely weight.
The grapes were harvested over a two week period, picking each block at the point of optimum flavor development. This year’s wine is made from fruit sourced from two of our Awatere Valley vineyards; Willowflat and Brackenfield. Each parcel was picked and fermented separately, allowing us to enhance varietal character using carefully selected yeast strains. A long, cool fermentation took place, followed by blending, stabilization and filtering prior to bottling.
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is an elegant and fresh style wine, with tropical fruit flavors and hints of citrus. The palate is filled with pure fruit flavors, nicely balanced with a crisp mineral finish. Enjoy with both fresh and cooked seafood dishes such as oysters, prawns and finish.
Vineyards: Willowflat and Brackenfield (Awatare Valley)
Titratable Acid: 7.46 g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.5 g/l