The Crossings ‘Wild’ Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2016

02-Mar-2018

The Crossings is an Awatere Valley wine label that was established in 1996. It sits under the Yealands Wine Group umbrella and represents the produce from three Upper Awatere vineyards, the ‘Medway’, ‘Willow Flat’ and ‘Brackenfield sites. The vineyards are tended by Bruce Shipley and the wines made by Jeff Fyfe of Yealands. Although the majority of the wines are classical Awatere Valley Marlborough expressions, there are limited production wines which show more adventurous winemaking. The ‘Wild’ Sauvignon Blanc is one such one, primarily sold in Europe, but Yealands is investigating releasing a small batch in the New Zealand market. Here, I review the ‘Wild’ Sauvignon Blanc employing indigenous yeast barrel-fermentation, lees work and MLF influence. www.thecrossings.co.nz


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