The 2020 Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay has a pale lime to pale straw color. Subtle, yes definitive aromas of lime zest and grapefruit pulp with hints of brioche and fresh cashews. Palate has saline acidity that carry the citrus notes from nose to mouth. The savoury complexity provides the perfect counter-point for a Chardonnay that truly reflects its maritime origins. The 2020 Chardonnay Kidnappers Vineyard is best paired with Comté cheese and truffle pasta.
Craggy’s lightly oaked Chardonnay is a standout every year and this 2020 release once again doffs its cap to the great wines of Chablis. This Chardonnay is fresh and vibrant with tight structure and great mid-palate drive, this is an excellent partner to seafood dishes and a killer match with crayfish 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.