Founded in 1997, Craggy Range exclusively crafts single-vineyard, terroir-driven wines and is a benchmark ambassador for the high quality of New Zealand’s wines. The grapes are partially hand harvested from the estate-owned Te Muna Road Vineyard. 85% of the grapes are destemmed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks and oak barriques using partial wild yeasts. The wine ages on its lees for 5 months in old and new French oak barrels before being fined, filtered and bottled.

93 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2021 vintage
93 Points
Tasting Panel
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
A cold and windy spring, resulting in lower than average crops, however followed by a warm summer with cool nights. Pristine and typical.
Tasting Note
Pale lemon straw. Potentially the greatest release of this wine to date. The nose is abundant with kaffir lime leaf and subtle tropical notes. The palate is electric. The hallmark saline acid of Te Muna and a pithiness to the fruit giving succulence and enhanced drinkability.
Food Pairing
This wine will pair well with aperitifs, seafood and poultry.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Martinborough
PH: 3.11
ACIDITY: 7.3 g/l
ABV: 12.8%
AGING: 4 months in stainless steel tanks, French oak cuves and French oak barriques
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4 g/l
Unique Selling Points
  • The higher-elevation Te Muna Road Vineyard is harvested about a week later than sites in nearby Martinborough. The grapes have greater freshness and acidity.
  • The vineyard's lower terrace has stony soils with limestone, excellent for Sauvignon Blanc.
  • White wines from this vineyard show a distinctive fine, subtle and elegant texture.

About the Grape

Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc has vivid, assertive aromas and flavors of gooseberries, citrus, herbs framed by tangy acidity. Oak contact adds tropical fruit, vanilla, lanolin and toast notes.
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