Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc Gimblett Gravels 2016

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"A weighty, textural wine with plum, subtle floral, liquorice, wood smoke and anise flavours." Bob Campbell MW

Total £54.99
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Grape Blend Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Winemaker Julian Grounds
Organic No
Reviewer Huon Hooke
SKU 300051
ABV 13.80%

Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc Gimblett Gravels is a great Bordeaux-inspired blend from premium selected vineyards in the renowned Gimblett Gravels area of Hawkes Bay.

The Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes are meticulously managed, hand-harvested and fermented individually before blending to produce a wine that is a unique canvas of each parcel and variety. It is aged for in new French oak barriques for 19 months.

Craggy Range is a family-owned winery, spectacularly situated in the shadow of Te Mata Peak in the premium Hawkes Bay winegrowing region. Craggy Range produces a portfolio of quality wines including the iconic Prestige, Family and Appellation collections, as well as Limited Editions from exceptional winery-owned vineyards in Hawkes Bay, Martinborough and Marlborough.

"Deep, quite youthful red/purple colour. The bouquet is spotlessly clean, fresh and bright, showing classy oak and properly ripe fruit. The wine is concentrated, full-bodied and powerful, with density, great structure and superbly ripe fruit flavours. A majestic wine. It's a baby, and all it needs is a bit more time." Huon Hooke

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