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2016 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc

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Here is a another single vineyard wine from Craggy Range. This rather elegant Savvy is from the very posh, and highly regarded, Martinborough region. It has lovely aromatics of herbs, stone fruits and limes, and on the palate it is quite tropical and apple-like with zippy acidity and a chalky mouthfeel, which is apparently a hallmark of the vineyard. It's good to drink now, and would go nicely with a grilled piece of white fish too.

Winemaker's Notes

Pale lemon straw. Complex aromatics of white peach, lime, lemon blossom and Thai basil. Refreshing palate profile with nectarine and citrus notes that carry long across the palate to a refined chalky and dry finish.

Food match: Seafood

Recommended cellaring: 1 to 4 years from vintage

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2016 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
For some reason, this is significantly more expensive in Australia than New Zealand, but in the grand scheme of sauvignon, it’s well worth it. It’s raised an echelon thanks to its impressively textured structure of finely gravelly mouthfeel and lingering, textural persistence, an accurate portrayal of stony, limestone-influenced soils adjacent to the Huangarua River. The fruit profile is pure, with lemon juice and lemon zest drive and subtle notes of green pea and capsicum adding spicy interest.
Wine Taste Weekly Edition 104
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
This has a nice, restrained, almost racy style to it, with a pristine, concentrated and polished tropical-fruit nose. The palate is crisp and juicy - really smoothly textured, and fresh at every step. Long mango and passionfruit finish.
The Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is always one of the highlights of the New Zealand sauvignon blanc brigade, it's more restrained and almost riesling-like, refreshingly understated, yet still amazingly intense. Aromas are super fine and there's a strong thread of lime citrus throughout, some just ripe nectarine and bracing mineral drive through the finish. Brilliant purity and convincing length.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Aromatic and fragrant, with blossom, honeysuckle, mandarin skin and passionfruit aromas, the tangy palate adds citrus/lime to the flavour basket, aiding the length, finish and aftertaste. When one is seriously tasting wine in an evaluation mode, spitting the wine out is a conditioned reflex. Only rarely do you write (as I did with this wine); encourages you to swallow!

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