Wine Craggy Range, "Le Sol" Syrah, 2011
Wine of deep dark red color.
Elegant taste of the wine shows notes of dark fruit, and somewhat dry aftertaste filled with refreshing acidity.
Sweet aromas of dark berries in the aroma of wine accompanied by notes of leather, cocoa and freshly ground black pepper.
Wine is served to the game, red meat, cheese.
Wine "Le Sol" refers to the range of "Prestige Collection", which consists of exceptional wines produced in very limited quantities. Each wine collection is named to reflect its heritage - the soil, climate, culture and history "Craggy Range".
"Le Sol" translated from 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 50% - the new, for 20 months. A stunning wine storage capacity of 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 - this is not a winery, but several. 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.