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2016 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Rose

2016 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Rose

92 Points Bob Campbell
2016 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Rose
92 Points Bob Campbell

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A beautifully dry and delicate Rosé from Craggy's hot Gimblett Gravels vineyard. Craggy emulate the French in a way quite uncommon in New Zealand: fuller-bodied grapes Syrah and Merlot are grown not in a moderate but our hottest climate, then harvested at just the right moment and gently pressed for precise fruit flavours and spice nuances. Delicious stuff from the Gravels.

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Overview

Grape

80% Merlot and 20% Syrah

Its Origins

Craggy Range began with the desire to create a legacy. When Terry Peabody visited New Zealand in 1997 he was introduced to Steve Smith, MW. Terry sensed an exciting possibility in New Zealand; the exceptional climate and spirit of the people aligned with his own philosophy and desire to cut a new path. He wanted to create wines that would become internationally regarded as New World classics. The two men made an important decision from the beginning - to select and source the best land in the country, and to plant the vines perfectly suited to that soil and climate. The winery - one of the most technically advanced ever built in New Zealand - is known for uncompromising standards and meticulous craftsmanship.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2016 vintage

"Pale salmon with a copper rim. Subtle aromatics of nougat, mandarin and fresh peach. Elegant on the palate with softly textured red berries flowing towards a long salivating finish. Consume as apéritif or with lightly salted fish. Recommended cellaring of 1- 3 years from vintage."

92/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Made from a blend of Merlot and Syrah grapes, which were pressed and the juice was fermented on old French oak barrels. Plum jam and raspberry flavours, with a hint of fresh herbs. Nicely balanced wine with a drying finish 7/12/2015."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Merlot

  • Colour

    Rosé

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.90%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2019

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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