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2016 Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir

2016 Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir

This is a beautifully harmonious Pinot Noir with intense flavours of cherries, berries, herbs and complexing whole bunch flavours underlined by refined, seamless tannin structure.'
19.5 / 20 Points - Raymond Chan

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DESCRIPTION
  • 'Aroha', meaning 'love' in Te Reo Maori is based on two unique parcels of Pinot Noir grapes grown in rocky soils at the Te Muna Road vineyard in Martinborough. 

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Combination of open top stainless steel tanks and French oak cuves.

    An excellent illustration of subtle power across the palate. Beautifully textured ripe fruit flows seamlessly across the palate with sinew and spice from stem and oak influence. The feel is precise, savoury and long.

    Region: Martinborough
    Winemaker: Matt Stafford
    Alcohol Content: 14
    Closure: Cork

  • REVIEWS

    'Dark, deep, black-hued red colour, near impenetrable, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is full and voluminous with broad and deeply concentrated, refined aromas of ripe, dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit harmoniously layered with whole bunch stalk perfumes and dark herbs, unfolding subtle floral lift with aeration. This is quite complete in expression with beauty and richness. Medium-full bodied, the palate is seamlessly interwoven with flavours of dark-red and black cherries and berry fruit possessing soft vitality. The fruit is complexed by harmoniously melded flavours of dark herbs, dark red florals and subtle whole bunch stalk perfumes. The flavours form a rich and luscious, rounded and concentrated core, and the palate is supported by very fine-grained flowery tannin structure, with integrated acidity. The palate flows smoothly to an elegant, refined finish. This is a beautifully harmonious Pinot Noir with intense flavours of cherries, berries, herbs and complexing whole bunch flavours underlined by refined, seamless tannin structure.'
    19.5 / 20 Points - Raymond Chan

    'Rich, concentrated, mouth-filling pinot noir in a ripe style with dark-fleshed plum, dark berry, spicy oak, liquorice, a hint of violet and subtle Christmas cake and dried fruit characters. A seductively-textured, almost sumptuous wine.'
    96 Points - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

    'Winemaker Matt Stafford has been successful in cracking the code of Craggy's Te Muna site. This is an accomplished wine, built on a foundation of delicious, concentrated, saturating fruit. It has brightness, verve, with fine long tannins and a savoury twist at the back end. Has all the making of a Martinborough classic.'
    John Saker, The Southland Times