Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc 2023, Te Muna Martinborough, New Zealand

Craggy Range is a family owned winery situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak in the premium wine growing area of Hawke’s Bay New Zealand. Grown on the lower terrace at Te Muna Road, this wine shows a unique level of texture and complexity. The cooler climate of Martinborough ensures the wine is aromatic with steely minerality while the rocky soils give intensity of the fruit. Tasting Notes: Precision and purity are hallmarks of the 2023 release. Fresh kaffir lime leaf and white floral aromatics. The palate shows an abundance of fruit intensity in tune with the textural elements and crystalline finish that this vineyard is loved for. Sophisticated and moreish. Winemaking: Whole Bunch 8%. Fermentation Vessel: Stainless steel tanks, and French oak barriques. Fermentation: Inoculated and indigenous. Aged 3 months, fined and filtered. Vintage detail: La Nina influenced. Began warm and early with only one substantial frost. Above average rainfall post
Christmas, the season cooled to match the long-term norm.