Wine Craggy Range, "Le Sol" Syrah, 2010
Wine opaque purple-crimson color.
The taste of wine is harmonious, sweet, fantastic texture and structure, dense, with a wonderful combination of sweet fruit and peppery complexity, with fine silky tannins, tasty and a long finish.
Wine with a rich aroma, with notes of black pepper, cedar, rose, fennel and nuances of ripe blackberries.
The wine goes well with game, cheese, red meat.
"Le Sol" in French means "earth". The title reflects a significant impact stony soils vineyards "Gimblett Gravel" on the character of the wine "Le Sol", created from a crop grown old vines are clones of Syrah. Wine created in a traditional style and a heady aroma, mellow, elegant and bright taste. Syrah is hand-assembled, cleaned of ridges and fermented in oak barrels higher open, then aged in French oak barrels, of which 38% - the new, for 17 months. Bottling without fining and filtering took place in December 2011.
"Le Sol" Syrah, 2010 - this is a super wine with a beautiful, complex fruit flavors, fantastic structure and texture, delicious finish. Australian wine experts noted how absolutely wonderful wine that has a terrific storage capacity - more than 20 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.