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Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes Pale straw with green hints. The aromas are of white peach, citrus and delicate tropical fruits. The mouth filling palate is awash with flavors of fresh apple, nectarine, lime and tropical notes. The flavors are underlined by fine supporting acidity and a chalky texture that leads into a very long, rich and clean lime and passionfruit finish.

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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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External Reviews for Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

With fruit sourced from Martinborough, the 2008 Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc has a very well defined, very pure nose with just a touch of chalkiness coming through, complemented with a faint hint of greengage. The palate is neutral on the entry - thi... Robert Parker. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. 2008 Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
01/17/2011

Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2008 - Craggy Range: Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2008 - Weißwein von Craggy RangeDas helle Strohgelb wird von einigen fröhlichen Schattierungen, die grünlich schimmern, untermalt. Das üppige Bukett vereint fruchtige Noten von Nektarinen, Guave, Feijoa mit würzigen und floralen Nuancen. Die Blüten wirken sehr kraftvoll und geben eine wunderbare Frische und Komplexität. Am Gaumen präsentiert sich der Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2008 von Craggy Range sehr dicht mit Aromen von Pampelmuse und Steinfrüchten, die von Kalk und anderen mineralischen Tönen durchzogen werden. Dieser Wein ist sehr kraftvoll und erfreut mit einem nicht enden wollenden Finale, lebhaft und klar. Der Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc ist ein perfekter Aperitif, passt aber auch gut zu Meeresfrüchten und Geflügel.Weingut: Craggy RangeLand: NeuseelandRegion: Marlborough Rebsorte: 100% Sauvignon BlancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,25 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 7,0 g/lRestsüße: 1,25 g/lLagerfähigkeit: 2-4 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 6-8 °C Weißwein > Neuseeland > Marlborough


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2008: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 6-8°C, lagerfähig 2 - 4 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: MarlboroughWeingut: Craggy RangeRebsorte: Sauvignon BlancRestzucker: 1,25 g/LiterRestsäure: 7 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,25 % Weißwein


External Review
05/17/2010

The storms that hit Marlborough in April 2008 headed out to sea, missing Martinborough. So winemaker Adrian Baker says there was no rain pressure during harvest at Craggy Range, where the 2008 ripened to rich passion fruit flavors. Baker allowed a third of the wine to ferment with indigenous yeast, and fermented a small portion (12 percent) in barrel. The result is a potent, generous saivignon with lasting spice and saturated fruit flavor. Decant it for crab. With fruit sourced from Martinborough, the 2008 Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc has a very well defined, very pure nose with just a touch of chalkiness coming through, complemented with a faint hint of greengage. The palate is neutral on the entry - this Sauvignon is more about poise and freshness with subtle notes of green apple, lime and orange-blossom towards the finish. Excellent. Pale, bright yellow. Pungent aromas of lime, green apple, quinine and tarragon. Almost silky on entry, then quite taut, even austere, in the middle, showing a mineral pungency to its grapefruit pith, lemon zest and fresh herb flavors. Dry and bracing but not quite hard. Finishes with good aromatic lift and persistence. Still, this rather uncompromising wine is almost painful today and could use another six months of patience. While the leafy, nettley notes provide Sauvignon's trademark herbaceousness, this wine's ample weight and slightly creamy texture provide a gentler counterpoint that should make the wine exceptionally versatile at the table. Grapefruit flavors finish long, with gentle herbal overtones. - J.C. A bit green, with herbal flavors prominent, but lively enough with citrus and tart apple flavors to keep it rolling. Drink now. 10,000 cases imported. -HS


External Review
03/03/2010

W&S: 93 Points RP: 90 Points ST: 89 Points WE: 89 Points WS: 88 Points



Wine Tasting Notes Pale straw with green hints. The aromas are of white peach, citrus and delicate tropical fruits. The mouth filling palate is awash with flavors of fresh apple, nectarine, lime and tropical notes. The flavors are underlined by fine supporting acidity and a chalky texture that leads into a very long, rich and clean lime and passionfruit finish.

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