The Crossing – Sauvignon Blanc 

 June 2, 2023

By  rackhouse

The 2022 vintage was an exciting classic Marlborough vintage. A warm Spring secured good fruit set throughout the region. Some challenging weather in February was rewarded with clear warm days throughout harvest. The cool crisp nights and warm days in March retained vibrant acidity while allowing flavors to develop fully. A slow and steady ripening resulted in beautifully intense and structured wines. The resulting wine is showing the wonderful hallmarks that our Marlborough vineyards are known for – highly concentrated fruit flavors, with underlying purity and minerality. The grapes were harvested in ideal condition, picking the terraced blocks at the point of optimum flavor development. Parcels of grapes were picked and fermented separately, allowing us to enhance varietal character using carefully selected yeast strains. A long, cool fermentation took place to retain the purity of flavors. The wine was then blended, stabilized, and filtered prior to bottling.

The Crossings is a lighter, elegant expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.  New Zealand sun, cool nights, and sustainably grown grapes produce wines of intense varietal character and vibrant acidity.  The 2022 Crossings Sauvignon Blanc radiates the purity of the site. This wine has an enticing bouquet of flowering herbs, tropical fruits, and citrus. The palate is brimming with pure fruit and bright fresh acidity that drives a complex and mineral finish. Enjoy both fresh and cooked seafood dishes such as classic fish and chips, fresh oysters, and grilled prawns.

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