Wine Craggy Range, Merlot, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, 2009
The wine is very dark, intense garnet cherry color.
The wine has a rich flavor with a silky texture, refreshing moderate acidity, soft tannins, bright fruit notes and a hint of mocha and a characteristic bitter tobacco.
Excellent mysterious aroma of wine combines the fruity notes of dark plum and blackberry, as well as notes of thyme and nuances of nutmeg.
The wine goes well with rich dishes of red meat.
Blend wine "Merlot, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard" consists of mixed with a small proportion of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec Merlot, carefully selected from 22 areas of the vineyard Grevels Gimblett, whose warm, gravelly soil is ideal for the production of Merlot. The wine is rich, fresh, ripe style, showing no overripe character, with lush, warm texture. After harvest, the berries are fermented in steel containers using yeasts. After 10 months this wine aged in French oak, of which only part (35%) -New and others previously used in production. The wine was spilled on butylkav in July 2010. Wine storage capacity of not less than 10 years.
In the vineyard "Gimblett Grevels" grown traditional Bordeaux grape varieties - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Merlot, which forms the basis for blended wines "Creggy Ranged" in the style of Bordeaux, marked by an extraordinary richness, freshness and magnificent structure, resulting in wines produced deep color, intense flavor and have a beautiful rounded tannins.
Wine "Merlot Gimblett Grevels Vineyard" 2009 was awarded a bronze medal at the international competition "International Wine Cellar".
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.