2020 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay

94 Points Bob Campbell MW
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Craggy Range always produce an excellent Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay. All the ingredients are there for consistency: a top vineyard site and well-funded viticulture, along with expert winemaking done in their own winery. Craggy never fail to deliver under this label, which offers pure fruit underpinned by savoury/nutty characters and refined oak. Top flight for the price, the Craggy Gimblett Gravels is a reference point in Kiwi Chardonnay.
Elsewhere up to $38.99 Save $7.00 $31.99 in mixed 6+ or $35.99 per bottle

Grape

Chardonnay

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

94/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Pleasingly textural chardonnay with intense grapefruit, tree fruits, nectarine, baguette crust and toasted almond flavours. A rich yet vibrant wine that is accessible now but should mellow nicely with a few years bottle age. 14 MAY 2021." Drink 2021 - 2026

Number 1 in Cuisine (2018 vintage) "Spicy, floral and lightly toasted aromas open to flavours of ripe nectarine and red apple with softly integrated nutty oak. Layered with generous warm fruit which is expertly balanced with fine acidity, this results in a wine that demands attention."

94/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2019 vintage)

"Very light-yellow hue, with a smoked charcuterie sulfide-driven bouquet, some biscuity oak and nougat, the palate restrained, lean and tense, with good drive and length, but has yet to build richness. It's very dry, quite intense, and has heaps of potential. 18 JUL 2020."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2021 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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