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.

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2020 vintage
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2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2020 vintage is expected to be one of the greatest vintages of all time in New Zealand. The season started out warm and windy until Christmas. It then transitioned to warm and dry throughout the ripening period resulting in grapes with perfect sugar-acid, balance and great concentration.
Tasting Note
In appearance, it's a pale yellow, straw color. On the nose there are ripe Sauvignon Blanc aromatics with notes of white stone fruit, passion fruit pulp and kaffir lime. The palate is lively with deep concentration and a salinic acidity.
Food Pairing
Pair with oysters, ceviche and Thai food dishes.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Martinborough
PH: 3.13
ACIDITY: 6.8 g/l
ABV: 13.3%
AGING: 5 months in stainless steel
Unique Selling Points
  • Sustainably certified, exceeding New Zealand's requirements for sustainable farming
  • Complex terroir: stony, limestone soils and cool climate

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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