The Crossings Awatera Valley Sauvignon BlancPrint
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: Bright with a fresh softly green hue. On the nose there are soft gooseberry notes with wonderfully vibrant intensity, leading into a ripe and nicely textured midpalate. Lime zest, stone fruits and passionfruit flavours play against the signature flinty minerality of the Awatere Valley, with a pleasant, persistent finish.