Sip of the Day

February 25, 2021

Day #56 of the year.

Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir

Right now, starting at the end of February and through March, the other side of the world is going through grape harvest. As we struggle with the slushy end of winter and fitful starts to spring in the Northern Hemisphere, there is really only one appropriate way to get through: break out a bottle from New Zealand! Toast to the hardworking farmers and winemakers gathering grapes for incredible wines like this Pinot Noir. Its name “Te Muna” is Maori for “special” or “secret place,” which fits almost too perfectly for a country chosen to portray Middle Earth.

ORIGIN

Martinborough, New Zealand

Grapes

100% Pinot Noir

Craggy Range Pinot Noir Te Muna Road Vineyards, bottle image

Tasting Notes

This dense yet elegant wine offers black fruit, floral and spice aromas and flavors. The palate is silkily structured with layered fine tannins, culminating in a finish that gradually unwinds, revealing bright red berry and violets.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Delicious with poultry, lamb and mushrooms.

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