Once known as the "Block 14" Syrah, the Gimblett Gravels Syrah is now a wine made using multiple parcels from the vineyard.
The blending of these different parcels combine to create a wine that is truly distinct and appealing.
The vines originate from a Heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand approximately 150 years ago. It produces a wine with an aromatic lift of floral and pepper aromatics and a lushness and denseness on the palate combined with fresh and fine natural acidity.
Craggy Range is a family owned winery established in 1997, and situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak in the premium wine growing area of Hawke's Bay New Zealand. The reputation of Craggy Range's portfolio is synonymous with quality and attention to detail, with the winery receiving a number of internationally recognised awards. Bob Campbell MW named Craggy Range his New Zealand Winery of the Year 2017, and the winery is the only New Zealand producer to feature in the US Wine & Spirits magazine top 100 wineries.
Once known as the ""Block 14"" Syrah, the Gimblett Gravels Syrah is now a wine made using multiple parcels from the vineyard.
100% destemmed. Fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks. French oak barriques. Maturation for 16 months.
Deepest red with a vibrant purple hue. Beautiful aromatics of violet, dark rose, freshly cracked pepper and boysenberry. Wonderful fruit purity on the palate balanced with precise acidity and fine, dusty tannins for a long, elegant finish.
Craggy Range produces a collection of iconic wines from multiple regions in New Zealand. Owner Terry Peabody and his family pursued the single vineyard approach to winemaking, planting on green fields and bare land ensuring a focus on quality from the very beginning. New Zealand, with its diversity of soils types offered the perfect location to plant the vines. From the stony, warm soils of the Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay to the volcanic, clay soils of Te Muna Road in Martinborough these exceptional vineyards produce wines with amazing aromatics, purity and complexity. The wines, produced for the Prestige and Family Collections are pure expressions of the unique terroir in which they were grown.
BOB CAMPBELL MW
Moderately robust syrah that seems to have weathered a challenging vintage and emerged in good shape. A flavoursome wine that's perhaps slightly less intense and riper than usual but showing attractive floral, white pepper and red berry flavours.