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2020 Craggy Range Kidnappers Chardonnay

Hawke's Bay, NZ

Excellent value Kiwi Chardonnay from blue-chip winery, Craggy Range.

$35.00

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About The Wine

Here is a serious style of Chardonnay from Craggy Range.

The warm sunny Te Awanga Vineyard near Cape Kidnappers is perfect for making a bolder style of Chardonnay.

The winemaking here is generally pretty stripped back, allowing the fruit to shine. It's big in flavour but beautifully balanced.

An excellent rendition of the variety from this marquee Hawke's Bay producer, that will keep you topping up your glass.

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.

Craggy Range
Craggy Range
Hawke's Bay, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Great complexity with nashi pear, roasted almonds but undeniable citrus tones of lemon zest. The palate is as compelling as it is fresh. Pithy grapefruit texture carries kafir lime leaf and freshly ground cashew notes across the mouth. Fantastic persistent acidity ensures that one reaches almost immediately for the second glass.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tasting grapes in the vineyard
Tasting grapes in the vineyard
Hawke's Bay, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Real Review

"Delicately-scented chardonnay with saline, oyster-shell, citrus, lime, hazelnut and subtle ginger flavours supported by refreshing acidity that helps drive a lengthy finish. A vibrant, high energy chardonnay." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

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