Yealands "The Crossings" Pinot Gris 2016 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand
Silver ~ Air New Zealand Wine Awards Awarded
Bronze ~ Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
My Somm "Elegant and balance with a dry mouth-watering finish, this wine is highly versatile with food.....This Awatere Valley Pinot Gris has flavours of white peach and underlying notes of pear, honey and exotic fruits. "
The Crossings are part of Peter Yealands' Yealands Wine Group, an award winning producer that won New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year in the 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition. Yealands can boast New Zealand's top red wine (2014 International Wine Challenge) and the World's best Sauvignon Blanc (2012 International Wine Challenge). The company has also won recognition for it's sustainable approach to wine production, winning multiple "Green Company of the Year" awards.
Awatere Valley is the smaller of two sub-regions within the famous Marlborough wine region. It lies south-east of the region's main wine-growing area, the Wairau Valley, surrounding the small township of Seddon. Herbaceous, grassy Sauvignon Blancs with characteristic aromas of tomato leaf are a particular specialty of the region.