Wine Craggy Range, Merlot, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, 2013
The wine is dark garnet color.
The wine has a vibrant, silky, flexible, balanced and layered taste and aftertaste with notes of herbs and spices.
The wine has a complex aroma in which tones of dark plum and currant notes intertwined with wild thyme, sage and star anise.
The wine goes well with rich dishes of red meat.
Merlot, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, 2010 - a charming wine with excellent harmony and integration. Wine is made from grapes of Merlot with a small addition of Cabernet Franc, grown in vineyards Grevels Gimblett, whose warm, gravelly soil is ideal for growing grapes. 30% of the grapes harvested by hand. After collecting the berries are fermented in steel tanks with yeast. Then the wine is aged in French oak barrels, of which 28% - the new, and the other has previously been used in production. The wine was bottled in December 2011. 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, 2010 was awarded the bronze medal at the competition "International Wine Challenge" and "Decanter World Wine Awards" in 2012.
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.