CRAGGY RANGE TE MUNA ROAD SINGLE VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015

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New Zealand — Martinborough • $25.95 • 90/100

This is a fine introduction to the excellent wines of Craggy Range. Te Muna Road is the winery’s Martinborough vineyard that focuses largely on Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. The wine takes a step or two beyond simple mainstream New Zealand Sauvignon. Fermentation and five months of aging take place in a mix of vessels: French oak barriques and larger cuves, along with standard stainless steel vats. There is a tiny portion of new French oak. The wine is medium straw, with a nose suggesting white grapefruit, lemon and lime, green apples, melons and pears. Vivid acidity is balanced by a nicely creamy texture, with subtle grapefruit, melon and pear on the palate, and a lightly earthy-stony finish. Very classy, elegant and refined. • Tasted 2017-02-18 • LCBO id#466011 • Find it at your nearest LCBOLIFFORD WINE & SPIRITS (Agent)

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