The nose has plentiful aromas of black current, raspberry, spicy dark plums and suggestions of mushroom. Attractive dried herb notes are also in attendance Upfront the palate is red and dark fruits with lots of cherries and strawberries. A pleasantly textured wine with fine tannins and a medium weight. An easy drinking Pinot Noir with intensity and a very good spicy length
Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2016 edition review of New Zealand Pinot Noir (see blue link below).
The grapes for this wine are picked by hand. The wine is fermented in a combination of stainless steel vats and oak, then is matured for 10 months prior to bottling.
Matt Stafford, the chief winemaker at Craggy range describes the Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir as follows: "A dark and brooding Pinot Noir, grown at our secret place in Martinborough, with a wonderful depth and beauty."
The wine has a bright red cherry colour with a crimson hue. Seductive aromas of dark cherry, dried rose petals, thyme and damp earth. Beautifully varietal, elegant and long on the palate. Medium weight red fruit richness and fine-grained tannins are drawn out long across the palate by acidity to create a finish which is savoury and dry.
This wine matches perfectly with duck dishes. It can be cellared for 5-7 years from vintage but only if you can resist opening it before then!
Deep red in colour with a youthful rim, the Delta Pinot is perfumed and delicate on the nose, with aromas of ripe cherry, violet and a hint of spiced plums. On the palate it is silky at first, then gains concentration with good structure, juicy but focused fruit character and fine, tightly knit tannins.
The 2013 vintage was awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2016 edition review of New Zealand Pinot Noir (see blue link below). The 2013 vintage has now sold out across the UK. We realise that customers may want to draw their own conclusions regarding the applicability of that review to the 2014 vintage, so include fiches techniques for the two years.
An intensely fragrant Marlborough Pinot - full of juicy black cherries and the sweet scent of homemade strawberry jam, intermingled with more savoury suggestions and a hint of sarsaparilla. The firm but finely structured palate blends red and black fruits with chary, smoky oak and rich liquorice. This is a deliciously aromatic wine with concentrated varietal character.