2021 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir
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2021 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir

Martinborough, NEW ZEALAND
Reduced from $52.99
$49. 99
$599.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 13.2%
Closure: Stelvin

The Te Muna Road Vineyard is located some 7 kilometres outside of the Martinborough township and consists of two distinct terraces, the higher comprising very old, stony clay-infused soils perfect for Pinot Noir. Made with the inclusion of 34% whole bunch fruit the wine was matured in French oak barriques (27% new) for a period of 12 months.
Deep dark red black tinged colour with a dark red hue. Alluring dark cherry, violet, dark plum and anise aromas rise out of the glass with ample intensity followed by some toasty cedar, dried herb and spice notes. Rich and fleshy the light to mid weighted palate is layered with delicious ripe dark cherry, plum and anise flavours. Spicy cedar, dried herb and forest floor characters ensue. Possessing outstanding power and velvety tannins it finishes long and silky textured.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.2%

Other Reviews….
Ripe strawberry, orange peel, and meat with some earth on the nose. Full-bodied with a pure and solid core of ripe strawberry fruit. Fine, velvety tannins. Layered and beautiful. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
94 Points

The Te Muna Road vineyard, sited 7km from Martinborough town, is planted on an ancient dried riverbed of stony clay soils, and fruit for this wine is sourced from a higher terrace than the parcel-selection Aroha. The winemaking – by Julian Grounds – is similar; however, this sees more (34%) whole-bunch fruit and less (27%) new oak. Anne Krebiehl MW: Juicy, flowing, with dense red cherry, freshness, nothing overdone. Lovely now, will also last the distance. Very balanced. Justin Knock MW: Deep blue and purple fruits, creamy aromas, plush and layered. Expansive and powerful but also very fine. A really wonderful wine. Dirceu Vianna Junior MW: Youthful, vibrant and elegantly scented. Ripe dark fruits, spice and elegant leafy notes. Great concentration, silky texture and savoury complexity. Drink 2023-2033.
95 Points