Crossroads claims Champion Syrah Trophy at Romeo Bragato

Crossroads claims Champion Syrah Trophy at Romeo Bragato

rsz_nzln-crossroads_talisman_syrah_mock_upThe boutique Hawke’s Bay winery, Crossroads has continued its Syrah success claiming the Champion Syrah and Alan Limmer Trophy at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards, for their new release Talisman Syrah 2013.

Crossroads has become particularly well known for the quality of its Syrah in recent years, claiming trophies at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards and International Wine Challenge; including the trophy for New Zealand’s Best Red Wine in 2014, for the Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah 2012.

Crossroads Winemaker, Miles Dinneen (pictured below) was thrilled with the result from New Zealand’s leading viticultural focused wine awards, which take place as part of the annual Romeo Bragato conference.

He said: “It’s an outstanding result for our new release Talisman Syrah, the team are delighted” says Dinneen.

“This wine has been very much a labour of love and to be awarded a Trophy at the first competition to judge this wine is really exciting!”

rsz_nzln-crossroads_miles_dinneenFor more than 20 years, Crossroads has represented the finest in small parcel   winemaking, and the best of the best is Talisman. The Talisman Syrah has been just released as a counterpart to the Talisman red blend, representing the exceptional quality of each varietal found within the Talisman range of wines.

“Early on in the growing season, we identified several exceptional parcels of fruit on our Elms Vineyard, in the Gimblett Gravels subregion. Following the contours of the vineyard, we hand selected the fruit which would go into making this special wine. 2013 was one of the greatest vintages on record in Hawke’s Bay,

so within the winery the strategy was very much about allowing the fruit to express itself naturally, with minimal intervention”, says Dinneen.

The limited release Crossroads Talisman Syrah 2013 has a recommended retail price of $45 and is available exclusively through the cellar door.

About Crossroads Wines

For over 20 years, Crossroads Wines has represented the very best of small parcel Hawke’s Bay winemaking.

The Crossroads Winery “Home Block 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.

Crossroads has three wine tiers:

  • Milestone Series celebrating Crossroads dedication from the vineyard to the winery – creating benchmark wines from the region.
  • Crossroads Winemakers Collection showcases the very best parcels of fruit, crafted with passion.
  • Crossroads signature wine, Talisman, is a unique embodiment of the most exceptional wine each vintage has to offer.


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