Craggy Range Sophia Gimblett Gravels 2021 750ml - Merlot Cabernet Franc
Craggy Range Sophia Gimblett Gravels 2021 750ml -
One of NZ's finest Bordeaux style Merlot dominant blend
- 97/100 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review) - "Beautifully scented wine with intense cherry/berry, dark-fleshed plum, a suggestion of floral and spicy French oak flavours. Well-structured wine with gently mouthwatering acidity and an impressively lengthy finish. Should age well"
A refined and elegant hand-crafted Merlot dominant blend that represents both the vigneron’s art and an inherent understanding of the land, ensuring ‘Sophia’ is the finest expression of the terroir and the people. ‘Sophia’, meaning ‘wisdom’ in Greek mythology, pays tribute to the goddess of knowledge and experience, information and understanding - a philosophy adopted by our winemakers and viticulturists when crafting this wine.
Deep, garnet red. Blackcurrant, Doris plum and the complexity of butter sautéed chanterelle mushrooms round out an exceptionally lifted palate defined by the sheer concentration of ripe fruit flavours. Sweet plum, redcurrant and blackberry are interwoven with cinnamon and mocha notes. The tannins offer a savoury counterpoint to the sweetness of fruit and the traditional hallmark of being powder fine in texture. This Sophia is sure to be one of the longest-lived since its inception. An instant classic.
Sophia 2021 is 77% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc aged for 13 months in 33% new French oak. Cellar for 10-15 years from vintage.
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