The Crossings Pinot Noir 2015 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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Overview

Sculpted by ancient glaciers between the Black Birch and Inland Kaikoura mountain ranges, the Awatere Valley is the coolest and driest of the three Marlborough winegrowing sub-regions. Throughout the long summer and early autumn months, our 2015 vintage has captured its ideal slow-ripening conditions. This weather ensured healthy, clean vine canopies and fruit packed with flavor and intensity across all varieties.

Harvest timing decisions and refinement of our fermentation techniques allowed

us to achieve our goal of combining moderate and dry temperatures of summer. This technique ripened the fruit beautifully with harvest commencing at the end of March. Within the winery, each batch of Pinot Noir was dealt with individually to emphasize the unique characteristics of each vineyard block. Once the primary fermentations were complete, all batches were put into French oak barriques of which twenty percent were new. Once in barrel, the wine was chilled and stored for the winter. With the onset of spring the barrels were warmed to encourage natural malolactic fermentation. Following seven months in oak the wine was racked from barrel, blended before fining and then bottled.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This expressive Pinot Noir has lifted aromas of black plums and violets

Palate

Ripe berry fruit flavours combine with savoury notes on the palate to produce a wine that is both elegant and approachable.

Foods Matching

Enjoy with dishes such as lamb rack, roast pork or duck breast.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal

Marlborough Wine Show - 2015

Gold Medal

Sydney Top 100 - 2017

Vintage
2015
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Yealands Estate is based in the Awatere Valley to the south east of Marlborough's Wairau Plains. Their vineyard stretches from the foothills of the Seaward Kaikoura ranges to the bluffs overlooking Cook Strait on the east coast of Marlborough.

Back when Marlborough's wine industry started to gather momentum in the Awatere everyone thought the steep contours of these foothills were too challenging for viticulture. Everyone that is except Peter Yealand. He recognised that with careful development and clever thinking this terroir would produce great wine. In 2002 he began consolidating his vineyards here, extending his existing interests on the Wairau Plains with the development of some 950 hectares of rolling Awatere country which he terraced into vineyard blocks to create New Zealand's single largest privately-owned vineyard.

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