Burn Cottage, one of Central Otago’s most exciting pinot noir producers, has purchased a 5.8-hectare Pinot Noir vineyard in Bannockburn.
The Craggy Range Prestige Collection just seem to get better with each new vintage.
Craggy Range is a “straight A” winery. It’s also popular with the girls.
Craggy Range Te Muna Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Martinborough, NZD $39.95
Craggy Range Te Muna Rd Pinot Noir 2014, Martinborough, AUD $55
Which is the better Hawke’s Bay red wine vintage – 2013 or 2014?
It’s a simple matter for me to retrieve all of the wines tasted last year from my database and then to sort by score. A total of 18 wines achieved a score of 98 points or more. I’ve sorted them by price (least expensive first) within each score category. Here is the result:
Do you recognise these names – Moutere, Mate’s, Rifleman’s, Lovat, Larose, Block 5 and The Terraces. No, they’re not brands, they are vineyards.
Craggy Range director, Steve Smith MW, was recently awarded a Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship to attend his choice of the world’s most prestigious business schools. The scholarships are designed to allow top executives to expand their international expertise and to increase the competitiveness of their companies.
Martinborough invented top Pinot Noir and occupied top slot until the brash newcomer, Central Otago, snatched the regional crown from its head quite a few years ago. Wine enthusiasts continue to compare and debate the merits of both regions.