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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Craggy Range Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2002
Craggy Range Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2002
(search item no. 56786)

PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine was made entirely from grapes grown on the sheltered lower terrace of our Te Muna Road Vineyard. This terrace , adjacent to the Huangarua River, is an old bed of this river and is made up of deep stony soils with various layers of sand silt a clay amongst the stones. The greywacke stones predominate however in places there are significant numbers of limestone rocks that have eroded from the adjacent hills over time. This combination of soils is unique in New Zealand.

In its youth the wine is moderate straw in colour with green tints. Aromas are reserved and quite exotic with hints of lime, peach, honeysuckle, passionfruit and gooseberry. Even in this cool year there is not a hint of greenness. Flavours are exuberant as is often the case with young vines. Ripe flavours of sweet gala apples, lime and rich tropical fruits predominate in a lush textured style with a long dry grainy finish. The presence of this grainy texture is particularly encouraging as this is not often found in young vines. The wine will drink superbly when young , some 12 to 18 months after vintage.

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About Craggy Range Winery:

From the beginning, Craggy Range Winery has some great land and vineyards and a wonderful home in which to weave the strands together. The first wines made in the 1999 vintage are from small parcels of mature vineyards in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay. The wines show the character of the vineyards and the Craggy Range philosophy of wine both inside and outside the bottle. In time, as the vines mature on their own estates, the wines of Craggy Range Winery will without doubt express their origin and the commitment and skill of their people.