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Crossing Pinot Noir wins NZ best value award

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The Crossings Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009 has been named the 'Best Value New Zealand Pinot Noir' at the 2011 World Value Wine Challenge.

In addition the Awatere Valley Pinot Noir secured a Gold Medal, an award for 'Best Buy' and selection in the 'Top Ten Wines $20 and under'.

The World Value Wine Challenge, based in the USA, is the most comprehensive competition for wines twenty dollars and under, awarding wines that provide the most value to consumers.

Chairman of The Crossings, Peter Yealands, says the team is thrilled with the recognition.

"Ninety percent of all wines sold in the United States sell for twenty dollars and below. Value-conscious consumers are searching for the best wines for their budget and these awards recognise wines that provide true value to consumers."

The 2009 Crossings Pinot Noir is crafted from parcels carefully selected from their vineyard in the Awatere Valley. The low vigour soils and dry climate produce grapes with intense fruit flavours, and a distinctive minerality. The wine exhibits aromas of red cherry, spice and raspberry with a gentle smokiness.

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