2020 Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay

92 Points Richard Caro
In stock
Craggy's answer to Chardonnay from Chablis: not too heavily oaked and cooler on the palate, with a sophisticated mineral focus. Delicious and food-friendly, this wine doesn't shout but its elegance will satisfy lovers of finer Chardonnay and European-styled whites generally.
Elsewhere up to $31.99 Save $7.00 $24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle

Grape

Chardonnay

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

Winemaker notes on current vintage

"Pale lime to pale straw. One of the best vintages of this vineyard in recent memory. Great complexity with nashi pear, roasted almonds but undeniable citrus tones of lemon zest. The palate is as compelling as it is fresh. Pithy grapefruit texture carries kafir lime leaf and freshly ground cashew notes across the mouth. Fantastic persistent acidity ensures that one reaches almost immediately for the second glass. Food Match: Comté cheese, truffle pasta, smashed pea-pesto on freshly toasted sourdough. Recommended Cellaring: 1 to 4 years from vintage.

94/100 Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier (2016 vintage)

"A serious wine, dry, balanced and lengthy."

95/100 Decanter (2015 vintage)

"Very attractive bouquet with a mix of sea air, pineapple and papaya. The palate follows through with citrus, then yellow fruits, with just enough nuanced oak to notice and carry the structure forward. Poised and very elegant."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with SALMON
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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