Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
Aroha delivers an intriguing aromatic mix of wooden spices, dried herbs, dark red roses and dark cherries. Complex red and black fruits unfold on the palate with a dusting of lovely fine tannins. Aroha is a romantic word in the Maori language of New Zealand meaning love. Reflective of its namesake, Aroha is handcrafted with passion from two unique parcels of Pinot Noir, including one of the legendary Abel clone. The fruit is grown on a slope of an elevate terrace of fertile land at the Te Muna Road vineyard where an ancient dried river bed delivered nutrient rich soil perfect for growing Pinot Noir.
Dense dark cherry colour. Complex brooding aromatics of black cherry, plum, rose and wooden spices. An excellent illustration of subtle power across the palate. Beautifully textured ripe fruit flows seamlessly across the palate with sinew and spice from stem and oak influence. The feel is precise, savoury and long.
FOOD MATCH Duck dishes
RECOMMENDED CELLARING 7 - 10 years from vintage
VINTAGE DETAILS El Niño, warm and dry. Excellent.
BRIX 24.7 average
PRODUCTION LEVEL 35 hl/ha average
HAND HARVESTED 100%
WINEMAKING WHOLE BUNCH 50%
FERMENTATION VESSEL Combination of open top stainless steel tanks and French oak cuves
BARREL TYPE French oak barriques, 30% new