The 2021 Crossings Pinot Noir has lifted notes of cassis and violets, with warming spice aromas. Red berry fruit flavours, combine with savoury notes on the palate, to produce a wine that is elegant, yet structured.
Sustainably grown in the premium sub-region of the Awatere Valley, The Crossings range of wines are a pure and elegant expression of Marlborough. At the winery, each parcel of Pinot Noir was handled individually to emphasise the unique characteristics of each vineyard block. The individual parcels were warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts. A fast, hot fermentation followed, with daily cap management, to craft a wine with elegance and balance. The parcels were then gently pressed off, with a portion going to a mixture of new and older oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine was then blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.
Enjoy with dishes such as lamb rack, roast pork or duck breast.