The Crossings Awatera Valley Pinot Gris


The rugged and unspoiled glacial Awatere Valley is not a location for the faint-hearted, yet its harsh conditions bring rare rewards for winegrowers. It has soils and a climate which conspire to slow the ripening of the grapes grown there, creating crisper, fresher wines with more intense fruit than in any other sub-region of Marlborough.

Planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir, The Crossings has three distinct vineyard sites along the north bank of the Awatere River which are fully accredited through the sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme.

Tasting Note: This Pinot Gris has a soft floral nose accompanied by pear, quince and some spicy notes equipoised by flavours of lemon, white peach and savoury yeastiness characters. Elegant and deftly balanced with a dry mouth-watering finish.