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Craggy Range Te Muna Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

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A bright and deep rosey red. Fragrant aromatics of red fruits, plum, tree bark, a variety of flowers, spice and earth. 2009 is a year of seamless structure, satin tannins and gentle supporting acidity. The palate is pure, long, very finely textured. The lush mid palate holds a mix of red berries, violets, ruby grapefruit, liquorice and exotic spice. The wine finishes with length, poise and delightful focus. Food Match: Salmon, game birds, pork or lamb fillet Cellaring: Up to 7 years from vintage

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
01/29/2012

Fresh, juicy raspberry flavors and some cola notes. Very enjoyable! - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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4.00 5
04/20/2011

The nose on this lovely wine opens with an array of fresh spring flowers, including rose and hibiscus, followed by fresh cut grass, red fruits, pre-ripe tomato and red bell pepper, then wafts of leather, tobacco, pine, menthol, cinnamon roll, vanilla and nutmeg. The palate launches with bright tangerine, accompanied by a citrus tang and a pleasant display of acidity. Grapefruit and orange add to the fruit medley, accompanied by hints of tomato, black pepper and green bell pepper, then notes of cut vines, turned earth, and severed floral stems. Fruit notes of blueberry and cherry emerge intermittently to add depth to the citrus. The long bright finish leads to a delightfully clean and zingy mouthfeel. This wine evolves in complexity and elegance over a full hour and a half.


External Reviews for Craggy Range Te Muna Martinborough Pinot Noir

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/06/2011

A Pinot Noir wine from in New Zealand. 2009 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/09/2011

The 2009 Te Muna Road Pinot Noir has an adorable ripe redcurrant, raspberry, wild strawberry and orange sorbet bouquet that soars from the glass. The palate has a ripe, caressing entry with rounded redcurrant and orange zest fruit and dares to show a... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from in New Zealand. 2009 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml



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A bright and deep rosey red. Fragrant aromatics of red fruits, plum, tree bark, a variety of flowers, spice and earth. 2009 is a year of seamless structure, satin tannins and gentle supporting acidity. The palate is pure, long, very finely textured. The lush mid palate holds a mix of red berries, violets, ruby grapefruit, liquorice and exotic spice. The wine finishes with length, poise and delightful focus. Food Match: Salmon, game birds, pork or lamb fillet Cellaring: Up to 7 years from vintage

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