The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc, 2017
$118.74 / case(12)
Beneath the towering peak of mt. Tapuae-o-uenuku where early settlers crossed the fast-flowing awatere river our three distinct riverside vineyards produce wines of intense varietal character and vibrant acidity. Sustainably grown in the premium sub-region of the awatere valley the crossings range of wines are a pure and elegant expression of marlborough. Tasting note the crossings sauvignon blanc 2017 shows lifted notes of gooseberry and nectarine underpinned with citrus notes. The palate is full with pure fruit flavours yet balanced with a persistent crisp mineral finish. Enjoy with both fresh and cooked seafood dishes such as oysters prawns and fish. Viticulture & winemaking the awatere valley 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,,wine~new zealand wines~new zealand~~marlborough~family:crossings,vt,y,white,n 504,083209500206,1forefathers wax eye vineyard sauvignon blanc [new zealand],750ml,4,18. 94,204. 51,12,,n,”forefathers sauvignon blanc is a single vineyard wine produced from the 19 acre wax eye vineyard on hawksbury road in the brancott. This area produces the classic cool climate style. The glacial soils offer the vines good water retention which promotes flavor development. Machine harvested at 2:00 am for maximum cold temperatures immediately pressed and inoculated. 100% stainless steel cold fermented. Aged on the lees for 3 months to accentuate creaminess. Vintage comments: 2016 was a bumper crop with rainfall at just the right time. A lot of crop-thinning took place to reduce the harvest to our targeted amount. The two rainfall events between early march and late april allowed us to harvest at a normal pace and flavor concentrations were optimal.-nick goldschmidt. Tasting notes: lemon-yellow color with clear green hues. Fragrant and powerful aromas of pineapple papayas tropical fruit and fresh summer herbs. Zesty lemon guava green apple and mint flavors. Shows a creamy,,wine~new zealand wines~new zealand~~marlborough~family:forefathers,vt,n,,y 580,083209500926,1five gold hands trig point diamond dust vineyard cabernet sauvignon [usa],750ml,56,24. 20,261. 35,12,,n,”a trig” has been used for many years to establish boundary lines. Trigonometrical stations were set on the top of hills and used as surveying sites. Just as my father was a land surveyor and used these trigs for establishing reference so do i when it comes to well-known vineyard sites. The diamond dust vineyard sits on a benchland site in the alexander valley facing south/southeast. This unique topography protects the vineyard from the wind. The early morning fog and deep gravelly loam soils are ideal for growing cabernet sauvignon. Indeed one of the great uncompromising vineyards of the alexander valley and certainly a “trig point” for growing classy bordeaux varietals. Vintage notes a superb vintage for alexander valley cabernet sauvignon. Very refined with deep almost opaque inky-black color and outstanding flavor development. We were challenged this year by a warm winter a cool spring and three summer heat waves but exquisite fruit at harvest prevailed. This vintage sh
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