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Sauvignon Blanc
2020
The Crossings
Sauvignon Blanc

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is an elegant and fresh style wine, with generous tropical fruit flavours with hints of citrus and fresh herbs. The palate is filled with pure fruit flavours, nicely balanced with a lingering crisp mineral finish.

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Viticulture
& Growing Conditions

The 2020 growing season was very dry, which meant disease pressure was low and some timely light rains kept just enough water flowing in our rivers. We had a classic Marlborough autumn with warm days and cool nights, which created this season’s Sauvignon Blanc with our signature fresh natural acidity and intense fruit flavours. We had fairly stable weather during Sauvignon Blanc flowering, with a small amount of rain affecting some of the later flowering areas, resulting in lighter crops and intense flavours.

The resulting wine showcases the wonderful hallmarks that Awatere vineyards are known for – highly aromatic fruit flavours, with underlying purity and minerality.

& Growing Conditions
Winemaking

The grapes were harvested in ideal condition, picking the terraced blocks at the point of optimum flavour development. Parcels of grapes from our Willowflat and Brackenfield Vineyards (Awatere Valley) were picked and fermented separately, allowing us to enhance varietal character using carefully selected yeast strains

A long, cool fermentation took place, followed by blending, stabilisation and filtering prior to bottling.

HARVEST DATES:
25th March – 29th March 2020
VINEYARDS:
Willowflat and Brackenfield Vineyards
ALCOHOL %:
13.5%
TRITRATABLE ACID:
7.0
PH:
3.14
RESIDUAL SUGAR:
3.4 g/l
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Food Pairing

Our Sauvignon Blanc is refreshing and elegant, the perfect choice for a sunny afternoon. Enjoy with both fresh and cooked seafood dishes such as oysters, prawns, and fish. We also love a glass with a selection of our favourite soft cheeses.

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“A true representation of our vineyards. The nose is dominated by citrus, fresh herb and stone fruit, with the palate combining guava, passionfruit and lemon zest. A balanced wine with a fresh and vibrant finish.”

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