Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018
If you love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, you must check out this high quality, small batch estate. Founded in 1997, Craggy Range is a family owned winery, founded by Terry and Mary Peabody. Craggy Range exclusively crafts single-vineyard, terroir-driven wines. With two estate properties, Te Muna Road in Marntinborough and Gimblett Gravels in Hawkes Bay, Craggy Range is able to produce distinctive wines with class and complexity.
We tasted and positively loved this 2018 Sauvignon Blanc with its pure, classy style. We found lychee, grapefruit, nectarine, lime blossom and tropical fruit nuances on a crisp, clean, powerful yet elegant, balanced palate. Made from 100% estate fruit (very rare in NZ SB), high elevation vines, limestone soils and wild yeasts in fermentation, this is a first class wine from New Zealand. Aged for a short time in French oak, the wine does not taste oaky at all, it just gives the wine more richness and roundness. Serve with all kinds of seafood dishes, goat's milk cheeses or on its own as an aperitif.
|Region||New Zealand, Wellington, Martinborough|
Wine EnthusiastThis wine bursts with aromas of lime, pineapple, peach and apple, followed by the variety's characteristic green bell pepper and nettle aromas. The palate is viscous but balanced by focused acidity. Less fruity than the nose, the herbal, vegetal nuances get the chance to shine here. It is a classy, even elegant Sauvignon from the bottom of New Zealand's North Island.
Wine AdvocateCraggy Range's 2018 Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a reassuring return to form. It boasts effusive aromas of guava, gooseberry and pink grapefruit, while remaining resolutely dry on the medium-bodied palate and ending with silky-textured length. Drink Date 2019-2021.
Wine SpectatorPeach, pear and pineapple flavors are fresh and juicy in this white, with accents of honeysuckle and fresh ginger that linger on the smooth and refreshing finish. Drink now. 36,000 cases made.