2015 Pinot Noir gaining traction

The recently released 2015 Craggy Range Pinot Noir’s are receiving praise by a number of reviewers across the three tiers of the varietal.

The 2015: Aroha; Te Muna Pinot Noir and Appellation Collection Martinborough Pinot Noir all hail from Martinborough, with both the Aroha and Te Muna Pinot Noir from the Craggy Range Te Muna Vineyard.

The recently released 2015 Aroha, available to critics only just this week, has already received a 19.5/20 from New Zealand wine reviewer, Raymond Chan.

“The release of the Craggy Range ‘Prestige Collection’ wines is among the most anticipated on the New Zealand wine scene. For nearly a decade and a half, these wines have represented some of the country’s finest wines, setting standards for other producers to emulate,” Raymond stated.

Raymond went on to describe the 2015 Aroha as a, “vibrant, lusciously rich, dark-red berry and cherry fruited Pinot Noir with complex layers of whole bunch, herb and floral notes on a velvety palate of great depth.”

The 2015 Te Muna Pinot Noir was available in market from May 2017 and was given 96 points by Bob Campbell MW in the latest Australian Wine magazine; Gourmet Traveler Wine.

Bob defined the wine as “A distinctive, consistently excellent pinot, with lifted red and black berries together with an appealing rose petal influence. Concentrated but supple wine in a high-energy style and with an appealingly smooth texture.”

Last but not least, the Appellation collection, Craggy Range Martinborough Pinot Noir, which was created intentionally for on trade ‘by the glass’ pours, was recently awarded 94 points by Wine Spectator.

The wine was described as, “Elegant and graceful, with pretty details of rose petal and forest floor complementing the supple core of fresh raspberry, matcha green tea and white truffle flavors. Harmonious and complex on the finish. Drink now through 2027.”