The 2018 Aroha Craggy Range Pinot Noir wine is light cherry in colour with a beautiful Burgundy hue. This Aroha Pinot Noir wine has lifted wild strawberry and ripe cherry notes dominate the bouquet, with hints of lavender sitting in unison with subtle oak tones floating in the background. The palate is an expression of energy. The Aroha Craggy Range Pinot Noir wine has a perfect balance of fruit sweetness and ripe tannins. It is long and layered with impressive complexity.
The Aroha Craggy Range Pinot Noir is a romantic word in the Māori 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.
The 2018 Aroha Craggy Range Pinot Noir wine is best paired with Seared duck breast, foraged mushroom risotto.
2008 Vintage: Silver – San Francisco International Wine Competition