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
Wine Spectator
2022 vintage
92 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2022 vintage
Harvest Note
A warm spring with minimal frost events followed by a summer that started warm and transitioned into a moderate spring. Several rain events in late summer early fall made this a challenging harvest with rewarding results.
Tasting Note
Very pale straw in color with typical aromas of passion fruit pulp interwoven with kaffir lime leaf. The palate has the textural elements that are hallmarks of this vineyard, with succulence and sophistication. The finish is almost saline and leaves the drinker reaching for the second glass.
Food Pairing
This wine will pair well with aperitifs, seafood and poultry.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Martinborough
PH: 3.29
ACIDITY: 7.2 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
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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