Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2019
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 2019 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 SpectatorThere’s a sense of intensity and polish to the vivid flavors of pear, peach and lemon meringue, set on a supple body, with juicy acidity that gushes on the finish, accompanied by details of matcha and dried ginger. Drink now.
Wine AdvocateRarely a hugely pungent expression of Sauvignon, the 2019 Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc boasts gentle grassy notes layered over vibrant grapefruit aromas and flavors. It's a relatively simple, medium-bodied wine, but it has a quiet sense of elegance and completeness, with all of its components in fine balance.