2019 Craggy Range Aroha Martinborough Pinot Noir

98 Points Bob Campbell MW
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Aroha is the top Pinot from one of New Zealand's leading producers. Every vintage offers huge grace and depth, subtly expressive red fruit layered with savoury, game and earthy spice notes that unfold in the glass. Deep, nuanced and these days definitive of the Martinborough style, this is stunning wine to decant and enjoy in the near and medium term.
$130.00 in mixed 6+ or $145.00 per bottle

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Craggy Range began with the desire to create a legacy. When Terry Peabody visited New Zealand in 1997 he was introduced to Steve Smith, MW. Terry sensed an exciting possibility in New Zealand; the exceptional climate and spirit of the people aligned with his own philosophy and desire to cut a new path. He wanted to create wines that would become internationally regarded as New World classics. The two men made an important decision from the beginning - to select and source the best land in the country, and to plant the vines perfectly suited to that soil and climate. The winery - one of the most technically advanced ever built in New Zealand - is known for uncompromising standards and meticulous craftsmanship.

What The Critics Say

98/100 and rated #1 of 2019 Pinot Noirs from Martinborough by Bob Campbell MW

"Made from blocks 9, 10 and 16 using 60% whole-bunches in the ferment and with 14 months in barrel. Intense and utterly delicious pinot noir, with a haunting perfume and silky tannins. Plum and cherry interwoven with floral, violet and a subtle savoury character. Refined power 19 OCT 2020." Drink 2020 - 2029

94+/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh

"63% whole bunch and 36% new French oak. Dark cherry and plum, dried roses, a little sweet spice and cedar, and that regional sort of tamarillo and scrub herb thing. It’s medium-bodied, but quite dense, a little pomegranate tang and chicory bitterness through dark fruit and ripe strawberry, a bit of a ‘mineral’ feel here too, along with well-packed cocoa powder tannin. Finish is long, sappy and quite firm. A more nuanced wine than previous iterations, perhaps. Very good." Drink 2022 - 2030

Variety Pinot Noir
Region Martinborough / Wairarapa
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.00%
Maturity 2020 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with LAMB
with MILD CHEESE

Taste

4

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