This dense yet elegant wine offers black fruit, floral and spice aromas and flavors. The palate is silkily structured with layered fine tannins, culminating in a finish that gradually unwinds, revealing bright red berry and violets.
Wine Advocate 90 points - Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2013 Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir has a soft-spoken nose at this youthful stage with suggestions of kirsch, roses and wild thyme plus a touch of underbrush. Light to medium-bodied and with great delicacy in the mouth, it has the faintest texture of silky tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with good persistence.
In the cool-climate region of Martinborough, the 33-hectare terraced Te Muna Road Vineyard is planted with eight clones of Pinot Noir in more than 40 different parcels. On the vineyard’s two distinct terraces, stony soils produce exceptional Pinot Noir. Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed before undergoing fermentation in open-top oak tanks. The wine matures on the lees in oak barriques before bottling.
|Delicious with poultry, lamb and mushrooms.
|Craggy Range exclusively crafts single-vineyard, terroir-driven wines from key winegrowing properties—and serves as a benchmark ambassador for the high quality of New Zealand’s wines.