Based on the single vineyard philosophy of winemaking, Craggy Range was the first in the Southern Hemisphere to specialise in the production of single vineyard wines from the most prestigious winegrowing regions across New Zealand including Martinborough, Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough.
Once known as the “block 14” syrah, the Gimblett Gravels Syrah is now a wine made using multiple parcels from the vineyard. The blending of these different parcels combine to create a wine that is truly distinct and appealing. The vines originate from a Heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand approximately 150 years ago. It produces a wine with an aromatic lift of floral and pepper aromatics and a lushness and denseness on the palate combined with fresh and fine natural acidity.
Deep, bold purple/red colour, with a powerful sweet oak and ripely spicy, plummy fruit bouquet. Traces of nutmeg and mixed spices. The wine is full-bodied and firm, with lashings of tannin and grip, which lasts long on the farewell. A powerful, concentrated wine which has absolutely no fear of tannin. It cries out for a little cellar-time. Superb. Rating 97 Points; Huon Hooke
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