For over 20 years, Crossroads has represented the very best of small parcel Hawke’s Bay winemaking.
Our Winemakers Collection includes the very best parcels of fruit, carefully selected from our own vineyards, crafted with passion into the most exceptional wines Hawke’s Bay has to offer.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
By avoiding malolactic fermentation, the bright fruit characters and fine natural acidity of the wine was allowed to shine through. Its complexity is derived from fermenting on juice solids as well as yeast autolysis characters from extended ageing without sulphur. The wine enjoyed long lees contact and stayed in barrel for 10 months.
The result is a refined, elegant single-vineyard wine that is vibrant on the nose with nectarine and peach characters, supported by toasty oak and nutty lees characters.
The subtle integration of fruit, oak, lees and funk combine into a delicious wine, silky and harmonious on the palate, with a long finish.
Perfect match to pan-fried boneless chicken thigh with pumpkin ravioli in saffron cream sauce, or hazelnut-crusted blue cod with mango and fennel salad.