Yealands 'The Crossings' Sauvignon Blanc 2015 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand
N.Z Wine Producer of the Year ~ International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014
International Wine Challenge 2016 ~ Bronze
Decanter Wine Awards 2016 ~ Bronze
Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015 ~ Pure Silver
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 ~ Silver
90/100 Wine Enthusiast
More awards, across all vintages than any other wine from N.Z's famous Malborough region.
Wine Spectator "Vibrant, grassy and fresh, with lime and melon flavors accented by a whiff of saline, balancing richness with clean, bright acidity."
Wine Enthusiast "There's ample weight without it ever seeming heavy, and a silky feel to the wine that lingers on the finish...Grassy, herbal notes accent pink grapefruit on the nose. "
Stephen Tanzer "Very pale, bright yellow. Pungent but nicely ripe aromas of green melon, lime, gooseberry and dusty herbs. Supple, even a bit oily on the palate, with a hint of sweetness buffered by ripe acidity. The firm, slightly tart finish hints at yellow grapefruit and a touch of minerality."
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.
Marlborough is New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. While most famous for its Sauvignon Blanc this cold climate region is also a large producer of Pinot Gris - a grape which thrives in cold climate regions. Commercial scale viticulture began in Marlborough the 1970s – it conquered the world within 25 years!
The Awatere Valley is on the seaward side of Marlborough, in a valley running parallel with the east coast of the South Island. The Awatere River, which flows south from Clifford Bay, gives the region its name – awatere meaning 'fast-flowing river' in the local Maori dialect. The Wither Hills in the north separate Awatere from the Wairau Valley.