Craggy Range Kidnappers Chardonnay 2013
Based on the single vineyard philosophy of winemaking, Craggy Range was the first in the Southern Hemisphere to specialise in the production of single vineyard wines from the most prestigious winegrowing regions across New Zealand including Martinborough, Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough.
The cool yet sunny environment of our Te Awanga Vineyard near Cape Kidnappers allows the development of intense Chardonnay flavours in the grapes, captured using traditional winemaking techniques seen in the Chablis region of France.
Medium-bodied, softly dry and distinctly elegant in proportion, the palate juxtaposes crisp acidity with seamlessly smooth textures. Restrained stonefruit flavours open to reveal hints of saline and seaside, butterscotch and nuts, and the palate builds in concentration, depth and richness. The flavours carry through to a very long, lingering integrated finish. This is a soft, seamless, and complete, fruit and terroir expressive Chardonnay. Drink over the next 4+ years. Rating: 18.5+/20 Rating: 19.0+/20; Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
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