The Crossings - Awatere Valley Pinot Gris 2011-12 - Marlborough 6x 75cl Bottles


The Crossings - Awatere Valley Pinot Gris 2011-12
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75cl Bottles
Available 22nd Jan 2015

The 2011 vintage started slowly with unseasonably cool spring weather through to December, where we experienced a late cool flowering. Over February, March and April we enjoyed the fantastic dry weather patterns Marlborough is renowned for, with warm days and cool nights enhancing the grapes natural flavours.

Good weather and average temperatures saw budburst open the season typically early. The fine days continued to warm up through November and December allowing the flowering to complete amid wonderful summer conditions. A warm, fine and dry start to the season saw strong fruit setting. However fortunes quickly changed and the wettest winter for over 80 years followed. Once spring eventually sprung and the ground dried out the fruit matured very nicely with a long ripening period and dry, but somewhat cool, picking conditions over a two and a half week period.

The warmth and dryness of January and February ripened the fruit beautifully with harvest commencing around 4th April. The blocks were harvested and pressed off gently then cold settled for 72 hours. The juice was racked and inoculated with a selected yeast strain to capture the well-defined Awatere Valley
Pinot Gris flavours. A long and cool fermentation took place. The wine was then racked off settled yeast lees, lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.

Our Awatere Valley Pinot Gris has flavours of white peach and savoury yeastiness characters. Elegant and deftly balanced with a dry mouth-watering finish.

This wine is highly versatile and will match with most light to medium flavoured foods.

Category(s):     White Wine

Producer: Yealands Estate   -
ABV:   13.5%
Brand:   Yealands Estate
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
Food Match:   Mild Fish
Food Match:   Poached or Steamed
Grape Type:   Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Region:   Marlborough
Residual Sugar g/l:   3.8
Vintage:   2011-12
Winemaker:   Tamra Washington


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6x 75cl Bottles 22nd Jan 2015 £ 56.30 £ 9.38 Add to BasketAdd to WishList

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Producer Information

Based in the Awatere to the south east of Marlborough`s Wairau Plains, Yealands Estate encompasses 1,000 hectares of viticultural land (with 500 hectares currently under vine) in the rolling downs of the Awatere Valley, with smaller vineyard blocks near Blenheim. Yealands Estate is the largest vineyard in private ownership in New Zealand and founder Peter Yealands is renowned for his innovative vineyard management techniques and technologies. The winery is Carbon Neutral and the first to be built entirely under the New Zealand Green Building Council`s accreditation programme, while the vineyard is sustainably managed. This approach in both the winery and the vineyard is rare in such a large operation.

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