Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2019
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Crafted by the skilled hands of winemaker Steve Smith MW, Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2019 stands as a testament to the exceptional terroir of the Te Muna vineyard. With Steve’s expertise contributing to its excellence, this Pinot Noir displays a striking Burgundy hue with a delicate crimson undertone.
Upon the first encounter, the nose is greeted with a captivating bouquet reminiscent of dried lavender and garigue, showcasing the distinctive Te Muna perfume. The palate offers an elegant journey, with a warm heart of brambled wild berries, hints of porcini mushroom, and a delightful underpinning of red cherry. These flavors harmonize seamlessly with the silk-laden tannins, which artfully frame the wine, creating a harmonious composition that speaks volumes of this remarkable site.
This vintage reflects a warm spring and minimal frost, with a summer beginning on a toasty note. The fermentation process, executed in open-top stainless steel tanks and French oak cuves, draws out the best from the indigenous yeast. Maturation in French oak barriques for 11 months imparts notes of strawberry, blueberry, and white truffle, contributing to the undeniable depth and vibrancy of the wine.
Accolades abound for this exceptional Pinot Noir, with James Suckling awarding it an impressive 97 points, praising its fresh berry aromas and sleekly defined tannins. Wine Enthusiast lauds its richness, balance, and sense of place, bestowing upon it 95 points.
Indulge in Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2019, a wine that marries elegance and intensity, a perfect companion to pan-seared duck leg, fresh pasta, or sautéed mushroom risotto. This wine is not to be missed, whether enjoyed now or cellared for future delight.
Food Pairing with Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2019
Winemaker of Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2019
Steve Smith MW
Nestled in the southern part of New Zealand's North Island, Martinborough is a captivating wine-producing region with a rich history and an ever-growing reputation for producing exceptional wines. Located approximately 55 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Wellington, the capital city, Martinborough is one of the key subregions within the greater Wairarapa wine region.
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