Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc Gimblett Gravels 2016
"A weighty, textural wine with plum, subtle floral, liquorice, wood smoke and anise flavours." Bob Campbell MW
|Grape Blend||Merlot; Cabernet Franc|
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