About The Wine
"Aroha", translated from the Māori language, means "Love".
This wine is winemaker Julian Grounds' love letter to the Pinot Noir grape. It's crafted from Craggy Range's two finest parcels of Pinot Noir fruit and is treated with the utmost care and attention every step of the winemaking process.
The fruit is picture perfect when it enters the winery. Around half of the fruit ferments as whole bunches giving the wine excellent architecture and a hint of stalky spice. The destemmed fruit gives the wine a seductive silkiness that will make you swoon.
This sits in the top echelon of all Pinot Noir in the Martinborough region.
About Craggy Range
One of New Zealand's true pioneering and benchmark producers, Craggy Range is a family-owned success story of the highest order.
With vineyards in both the famed alluvial soils in the Gimblett Gravels sub-region of Hawkes Bay and in the premium Pinot Noir-growing region of Martinborough, Craggy Range has set a high bar for quality wine production since 1994.
There is no expense spared in the Peabody family's pursuit of vinous excellence.
With the winery being committed to a 1000 year family trust by founder Terry Peabody, the legacy of this great producer is sure to continue for many generations to come.