Craggy Range
Sophia Gimblett Gravels




New Zealand




Hawkes Bay


Spicy, showing details of nutmeg and cumin that complement the chocolate-covered cherry, spiced plum and tobacco flavors, with a fresh juiciness and plush tannins. Long, mocha-laced finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2032.10 cases imported.

Produced entirely from Craggy Range’s Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, nestled on the right bank of the Ngaruroro River, Sophia is a blend of the very best Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and parcels of the vineyard. The grapes are hand harvested and destemmed before
fermenting in closed-top oak vessels. The wine then matures in French barriques.”

77% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc

Aged 17 months in French oak barriques, 33% new

While the season was wet through the Spring, it was dry and warm through ripening period, yielding an iconic vintage.
Deep, garnet red with aromas of black currant, plum and chanterelle mushrooms The palate is lifted with plum, redcurrant and blackberry 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.

Roast beef and steak as well as lamb dishes.

5.6 g/l
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