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Craggy Range Chard Kidn 2008

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A pale straw colour with vivid green hues. Gunflint, almond and lemon zest characterize the aroma. The wine has a steely edged structure and the mid-palate is filled with white peach and oyster-shell flavours. It draws into a long, spicy finish. Food Match: Seafood, aperitif.

Region: Australia

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Craggy Range Vineyards Ltd:
t is a philosophy like no other. To select and source the very best vineyards in the country, plant them with only the vines that are perfectly suited to that terroir. Bottle them all as single estate wines. This simple philosophy, to make wines that speak more of where they come from than any other, is what drives their entire systems of farming and winemaking. Craggy Range has the opportunit... Read more
t is a philosophy like no other. To select and source the very best vineyards in the country, plant them with only the vines that are perfectly suited to that terroir. Bottle them all as single estate wines. This simple philosophy, to make wines that speak more of where they come from than any other, is what drives their entire systems of farming and winemaking. Craggy Range has the opportunity to craft a wine business exactly the way it wants to, making the most of 150 years of pioneering winemaking in New Zealand. To some New Zealand means cool climate winegrowing, but in reality it is much more diverse. In the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District in Hawkes Bay, Craggy Range has 100 hectares that were destined to be that quarry. These stony soils located on the same latitude as Madrid, away from the cooling breeze of the South Pacific, create a warm environment, the only part of the country that is as warm and dry as the great French regions of Bordeaux and Hermitage. Not surprisingly it is here they grow Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. And in the middle latitudes, around 40, are what Craggy Range calls the famous “warm-cool” regions of Martinborough, Marlborough, and Nelson. In Martinborough Craggy Range has a spectacular vineyard on Te Muna Road, the home to the majority of its Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc vines, each planted on their own special type of different rocky soil. In the South Island, great farmers in Marlborough and Nelson provide Craggy Range with the best Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling these regions can produce. The “genuinely cool” climate jewel of New Zealand is the Bannockburn region of Central Otago where Craggy Range has a small Pinot Noir parcel that will rival in quality the wines from their Te Muna Road Vineyard in Martinborough. In the Waitaki Valley Craggy Range is pioneering a new cool climate region with plantings of Pinot Gris in limestone rich alluvial soils. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Craggy Range Chard Kidn

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
3.50 5
12/09/2010

Very crisp on the nose with hints of apple, nectarine and minerals. In the mouth this is lush and a touch soft yet retaining a sense of delicacy. The flavors are rather mineral and rather crabapple-driven that carry through on the almost-salty finish. A bit unusual but distinctly attractive. 88pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
06/27/2010

Great pure chardonnay nose of lively crisp fruit, oak and baked apple. Crisp acidity on the palate. Nice pear with slight lime hints. Apple tones. Clean and nice. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 6/26/10


External Reviews for Craggy Range Chard Kidn

External Review
09/23/2011

"A pale straw colour with vivid green hues. Gunflint


External Review
09/02/2010

A pale straw colour with vivid green hues. Gunflint, almond and lemon zest characterise the aroma. The wine has a steely edged structure and the mid-palate is filled with white peach and oyster-shell flavours. It draws into a long, spicy finish.


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
01/21/2011

Kidnappers Chardonnay 2008 - Craggy Range : Kidnappers Chardonnay 2008 - Weißwein von Craggy RangeDieser Chardonnay stammt von Cape Kidnappers. Im Frühjahr und Herbst gibt es dort einige sonnig-warme Tage. Dank der kühlenden Meeresbrisen wird es selbst im Sommer nie zu heiß. Neben einem sortenreinen Lagenwein liefert der Ort überdies eine Legende. 1769 versuchte Kapitän Cook an dieser Stelle mit Maori zu handeln. Während er ins Gespräch vertieft war, entführten die Eingeborenen einen der Diener aus seiner Crew, einen Tahitianer. Mit einem beherzten Sprung ins Wasser konnte dieser sich jedoch irgendwann selbst befreien. Cook ließ Segel hissen und vergaß die Episode. In Cape Kidnappers lebt sie fort.Zart gelb schimmert der Weißwein im Glas und wird zum Rand hin von lebhaft grünlichen Reflexen umspielt. Das reichhaltige Bukett wird von Aromen geprägt, die an Zitronenschalen und Mandeln erinnern. Der Kidnappers Chardonnay 2008 von Craggy Range präsentiert sich kantig und eisern am Gaumen. Weißer Pfirsich und Austern dominieren im Geschmack, der von einem langen und würzigen Finale gekrönt wird. Dieser Chardonnay trinkt sich wunderbar solo als Aperitif oder zu Meeresfrüchten.Weingut: Craggy RangeLand: NeuseelandRegion: Hawkes BayRebsorte: ChardonnayInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,25 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,1 g/lRestsüße: 2,0 g/lLagerfähigkeit: 3-5 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8-12 °C Weißwein > Neuseeland > Hawkes Bay


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Craggy Range Kidnappers Chardonnay 2008: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8-12°C, lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Hawkes BayWeingut: Craggy RangeRebsorte: 100% ChardonnayRestzucker: 2 g/LiterRestsäure: 6,1 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,25 % Weißwein


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

An elegant style, deftly balanced, with refined pear and lime on a satiny frame. Lingers effortlessly. Drink now through 2014. 2,200 cases imported.



A pale straw colour with vivid green hues. Gunflint, almond and lemon zest characterize the aroma. The wine has a steely edged structure and the mid-palate is filled with white peach and oyster-shell flavours. It draws into a long, spicy finish. Food Match: Seafood, aperitif.

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