Wine Craggy Range, Sophia, 2005
Wine of deep garnet color with ruby highlights.
Taste wine powerful, intense but smooth, notes, repeating fragrance framed bright acidity and tannins that support a dense texture.
In a fragrant bouquet of wine tones of black cherry, black currant and plum mixed with notes of cedar, sandalwood and tobacco.
Great wine with meat dishes, especially beef.
"Sophia" means "wisdom". It is the collective wisdom of those who make wine at the moment, left a legacy of previous generations. The wine is made from the best grapes of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with a small addition of Cabernet Sauvignon, grown exclusively in the vineyard Gimblett Gravels, located on the right bank of the river Ngaruroro. "Sophia" - special, always stylish wine with rich textures, evocative of the past.
After hand-picking, the grapes cleaned from the crests and fermented in oak barrels sealed with neutral inoculated yeast. Duration - 19 months - aging wine is also produced in French oak barrels, of which 80% - new. Storage capacity of wine is great, it is up to 15-20 years.