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.

Harvest Note
La Nina's influence on 2023 led to a warm and early vintage with only one substantial frost. Above average rainfall in the late summer cooled the overall temperatures to be more level with the long-term norm.
Tasting Note
Precision and purity are hallmarks of the 2023 release. Very pale straw in the glass, it bursts with aromas of fresh kaffir lime leaf and white flowers. The palate shows an abundance of fruit intensity in tune with the textural elements and crystalline finish that this vineyard is loved for.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Martinborough
PH: 3.23
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: 3 months in French oak barriques, 3% new; 100% steamed
Unique Selling Points
  • High-elevation site is harvested a week later than nearby Martinborough
  • Lower terrace has stony soils with limestone, excellent for Sauvignon Blanc
  • Aged in steamed neutral barriques

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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