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Crossroads Merlot Cabernet 2009 Best Merlot in Australasia

9 November 2011

Crossroads Vineyard Selection Kereru Road Merlot Cabernet 2009 Awarded Best Merlot in Australasia

Crossroads Vineyard Selection Kereru Road Merlot Cabernet 2009 has been named Merlot of the year in Australia and New Zealand as part of 2011 Winestate Wine of the Year Awards.

The Hawke's Bay blend was awarded the Transtherm Trophy with the judges commenting that the wine was "powerful, fleshy, very rich and supple, deliciously lush and smooth with ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours."

Chairman of Crossroads Winery, Peter Yealands, commented on the award saying: "The judges considered more than 1500 wines when awarding the Transtherm Trophy. This single vineyard wine reflects its Hawke's Bay origin and we're very proud of how it stood up against its Trans-Tasman counterparts."

Each year, Adelaide based wine buying guide Winestate compile a list of their top scoring wines from panel tastings throughout the year. These wines are then judged against each other to find the 'Winestate Wines of the Year'.

About Crossroads Winery
Crossroads Winery was founded twenty years ago with a mission to create memorable wines from great vineyards.

The Crossroads Winery "home vineyard" is located deep in the land of Hawke's Bay where vines thrive in diverse soils, from the renowned Gimblett Gravels to the cool inland slopes of the Ngaruroro River. The deep layer of ancient river silt delivers wonderful aromatic qualities and the Gimblett Gravels provide depth, structure and intensity.

With a focus on small-scale winemaking, the winery's single vineyard 'Vineyard Selection' wines are handmade and award winning.

www.crossroadswinery.co.nz

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