The annual release of Craggy Range's Prestige collection is always an exciting day for fine wine fans around the country. Particularly so, when vintage conditions have been more or less perfect and these premium releases have been taken up a couple of notches.
Aroha Pinot Noir is a very special wine. Crafted from hand harvested, naturally fermented, selected barrels of Te Muna Road Pinot Noir, Aroha is, without a doubt, one of the finest Martinborough Pinot Noirs. Stock is very limited.
The winery writes "A traditional Burgundy in colour with a soft crimson hue. The nose has instant sweet brambly fruit, wild berries and porcini mushrooms. The forest floor tones give way to lavender and Provinçal floral notes. From the moment the wine hits the palate, it is evident that this is a Pinot of presence. The tannins are pure silk and carry a veil of high tone berry flavours wrapped in a savoury blanket. The velvety tannins linger, giving the wine a generous length. Oak supports in the background, vital to the depth and power of the flavour. A truly iconic wine from an unforgettable vintage."