Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Craggy Range


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Country of Origin: New Zealand
Region: Martinborough
Type: White Wine
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2018
Size: 750ml
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 13%
Body: Light
Sweetness: Dry

Why We Love This Wine

Established in 1993, Craggy Range is a family owned winery situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Mountain Peak in the premium wine growing area of Hawke's Bay New Zealand. They are focused on becoming one of New Zealand's great wine producers backed by a long term commitment from the Peabody family. Their focus was on selecting bare land, an untouched site to ensure a focus on quality from the very beginning with their search spanning France, America, Australia, and eventually to the edge of the world in New Zealand - a land of mountains, fire, & ice. Here he saw the potential of the country's temperate & maritime climate combined with its youthful soils resulting in a unique growing environment where you can craft wines with freshness, purity, & elegance. Pale lemon straw in color, the nose opens up with effusive aromas of nectarine, green apple, honeysuckle, & a hint of nettle. It has a lovely precision on its dense palate balanced out by a focused acidity where herbal & vegetable nuanced flavors emerge alongside subdued fruit characters. This wine has great precision, purity, & length manifested in a passionfruit laced finish.   

Winemaker / Tasting Notes

Pale greenish straw in colour. Rich aromatics of fresh lime juice, elderflower, lemongrass, grilled citrus and ripe nectarine. Complex and intriguing. The palate is concentrated and dense, yet retains remarkable linearity and focus. Zesty citrus, stonefruit, herb and floral flavours fill the mouth, a fine chalky mineral texture tightens and focuses the finish. The wine finishes long and powerful, crisp, clean and dry.

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