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Craggy Range Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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"Fermented 12% in oak barriques with four months resting on the fine lees, the 2009 Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc has a light grassy nose with touches of gooseberry and fresh green apples. The palate is well balanced with vibrant green fruit..." WA 10/10

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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 Winery Sauvignon Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,038
4.00 5
12/09/2010

Very sweetly fruited on the nose with hints of mint, vanilla, and mineral accenting the honeydew melon and peach fruit. Soft and surprisingly not fruity in the mouth, with firm mineral notes that are balanced by herbal tones and a touch of nectarine. This turns very perfumed on the finish and is an unusually elegant example of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. 90pts


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Snooth User: Tom Day
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1.00 5
12/31/2013

Must have been a bad bottle, as I did not care for this at all. Very tart, acidic and harsh. Sequoia DC Dec 2013,


Snooth User: zer0thirteen
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4.50 5
07/26/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Craggy Range Winery Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/23/2010

Winemaker's notes: Pale greenish straw in color. 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, stone fruit, herb and floral flavors fill the mouth, a fine chalky mineral texture tightens and focuses the finish. The wine finishes long and powerful, crisp, clean and dry.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/10/2010

Fermented 12% in oak barriques with four months resting on the fine lees, the 2009 Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc has a light grassy nose with touches of gooseberry and fresh green apples. The palate is well balanced with vibrant green fruit, though la... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2009 Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc Te Muna Road Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc Te Muna Road Vineyard Martinborough 2009 750ML


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/17/2012

A sophisticated wine, full-bodied, with ripe melon/lime flavours, lees-aging notes adding complexity and a crisp, dry finish. 4 out 5 stars Michael Cooper. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2009 Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc Te Muna Road Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Winemaker's notes: Pale greenish straw in color. Rich aromatics of fresh lime juice, elderflower, lemongrass, grilled citrus and ripe nectarine. Complex and intriguing. The palate is concentrated and


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/19/2010

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. - Winery


External Review
09/02/2010

Very pale, green tinged colour. Aromatics ofgrapefruit, bay leaf, fresh herbs and nectarine. The palate has an interplay of citrus and herb flavours, cool natural acidity and a fine, slightly waxy texture



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