Wine Craggy Range, Chardonnay, Kidnappers Single Vineyard, 2013
Wine of pale straw color with green hues.
The wine has a taut, well-textured taste with hints of sweet citrus and melon. The finish is long.
The aroma of wine is filled with muted shades of manuka honey, lemon and wet stone.
Wine is served as an aperitif, pleasant with seafood and fish.
Temperate climate Hawke's Bay provides ideal conditions for growing Chardonnay. Cool thanks to the sea breeze, the sun among the vineyards "Te Awanga", located near Cape Kidnappers, and warm loamy soils contribute to the development of intense, fresh fruit flavors of Chardonnay, which resulted in very elegant wine that expresses the modern style.
Chardonnay, Kidnappers Single Vineyard is created using traditional winemaking techniques similar to those used in Chablis, France. The grapes are harvested by hand partially (60%), partially - mechanized. Fermentation is carried out in steel tanks and oak barrels using a mixture of wild yeast and vaccinated, and then the wine is aged on the lees in French oak barrels, of which 10% - a new, within 9 months. Wine storage capacity of at least 5 years.
Craggy Range Winery - one of the famous wineries in New Zealand, producing perhaps the best wine in the country. Terry Peabody and his family for a long time looked for the area to carry out their dreams - the best of New Zealand's wine production. It is the desire to create something really worthwhile led Terry Peabody and his friend Steve Smith in 1997, the idea of creating Creggy Range. Instead, they took the decision to buy the best vineyards, chose a place for their houses, cellars and restaurants. Their main goal was to produce a wine that it fully reflects the characteristics of the terroir of the vineyard, and was just the best. They have made enormous efforts to achieve this ambitious goal.
At present, the family-owned company continues to pursue this goal. At the head of the winery stands Terry Peabody, which plays a major role in the promotion and development of the company and its products. Mary Peabody engaged in restaurants, hotels and organization of various events. Steve Smith became the winemaker - Decanter recently awarded him the title of one of the most influential figures in the wine world.
Creggy Range owns several wineries. Particularly impressive winery "Giants" at the foot of the peak Te Mata, where there are three cellars, each of which is designed for a particular grape variety. Winery "State Highway 50" production process is completely closed cycle - from vintage to bottling and storage.
Respect for tradition is the basis of the best wines, but the use of modern methods and technologies not only does not prevent, but rather helps to preserve quality. That's right, combining innovation and tradition, old and new, art and technology, produces wine Craggy Range.