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1 - 3 of 3 Wines By Craggy Range
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Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Merlot
Hawkes Bay
Available by the dozen
The traditional Bordeaux cepage of varietal grapes, mostly Merlot with additions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Franc, grown to the Craggy Range estate owned property in the prestigious Hawkes Bay precinct of Gimblett Gravels. The complex mix is finely attenuated each year to accomodate the vagaries of vintage. Craggy Range make an opulent, solidly structured Merlot that's feted by impresarios the world over. Deeply coloured and highly aromatic, Gimblett Gravels is effusive ans profoundly structured, underpinned by signature dusty tannins.
$3599each
$431DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The Craggy Range vines are managed to a system of sustainable ecological viticulture. Every stage of the vine's growth is measured and compared to ensure balance and harmony with the environment. Pruning, removal of excess, thinning and arranging are all done by hand. Fruit is harvested off twenty two blocks on the Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels property. Grapes are completely destemmed and inoculated in fermenters for vinification. Upon completion, Craggy Range is transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques for sixteen months maturation, followed by assemblage into the finished wine, a light fining and filtration before bottling. Alcohol 13.0%
 
Very dark red colour. A brooding bouquet of dark plums and blackberry. Wild thyme, rose florals and nutmeg nuances contributing to a lifted complexity. The silken texture unveils an intense core of fruit with cocoa and fresh tobacco characters. A rich palate that's tempered by balanced tannins and kept fresh by bright acidity. Merlot is a traditional accompaniement to lamb, the additions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Franc make Craggy Range a superior match.
Craggy Range Te Muna Pinot Noir
Martinborough
Available in cases of 6
Single vineyard winemaking and Pinot Noir go hand in hand, such is this noble varietals faculty for translating terroir into taste. This tempermental grape demands utmost sensitivity and care, the savoury, brooding characters of Martinborough Pinot Noir are revered and preserved by an artisanal winemaking team obsessed with quality. Eight clones of Pinot Noir, picked off more than forty different parcels on stony soils of the higher terraces at Te Muna Road Vineyard, are woven into a deep dark wine, unravelling layers of fruit and wrapped in silken textures.
$4599each
$551DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Te Muna Road Vineyard is located seven kilometres outside the Martinborough township, at a higher elevation which delays harvest by a week. Stylistically the Pinot Noir here exhibits profound complexity, a reserved intellectual mouthfeel and impressive length on the palate. The vineyard consists of two distinct terraces, one comprised of very old stony soils at a higher altitude, producing exceptional Pinot Noir. Hand picked grapes are gently destemmed, a small amount of whole bunches are included. Fruit is inoculated to a mixture of wild and cultured yeasts, vinified in a mix of open top fermenters and small oak cuves, followed by ten months in a selection of French oak barriques. Alcohol 13.8%
 
Bright cherry, crimson hues. Bright aromas of cherry, raspberries and dried sage with a hint of smoke for an enticing nose. The palate is well structured with layered fine tannins giving a texture of silk and rose petals. Flavours of black fruits and floral, backed by mushroom and bark, fennels and spice. Dense yet elegant and poised, the taut, focused fruit tannins sit seamlessly on the silky savoury finish.
Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc
Martinborough
Available by the dozen
From the lower terrace of Te Muna Road Vineyard in Martinborough, grapes are picked off several parcels of vine grown to stony, limestone influenced soils adjacent Huangarua River. Intervention in the cellar is minimal out of respect for the true character of a special vineyard, whilst exposing the textural elements for a more evocative style of Sauvignon Blanc, achieving a wine with distinctive fine, soft, chalky texture and great elegance.
$3099each
$371DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Craggy Range can focus on their own fastidiously hand managed viticultural regimens to produce parcels of the most unique Sauvignon Blanc from their Te Muna Road Vineyard at Martinborough. The second, lower terrace of the site comprises younger stony soils interlaced with lumps of limestone, providing an excellent environment for Sauvignon Blanc. All white wines from the vineyard show a distinctive fine soft chalky texture and great elegance. Mostly destemmed grapes and a parcel or two of whole bunches are vinified to a mix of wild and cultured yeasts in a combination of fermenters and cuves, followed by several months on gross lees in a selection of seasoned French oak barriques.
 
Pale straw colour streaked with vibrant green hues. Rich aromatics of fresh lime juice, elderflower, lemongrass and nectarine fruit combine with flint, jasmine and dried herbs for an intense and complex bouquet. The palate is intriguing, concentrated and dense, yet retains remarkable linearity and focus. sweet fruited core is framed by citrus like acidity and gains textural interest via a chalky finish.
Terry Peabody and his family searched for ten years to find the place and the people that could fulfil a dream, to make some of the best wine in the world

It was this notion of legacy, to create something greater than the here and now, that led Terry Peabody in 1997 to Steve Smith and the development of Craggy Range. Together they set a plan to buy the best vineyard land, select parcels of grapes grown by the country’s best farmers, and to choose a place for their homes, cellars and country restaurant. Their aim was to make single vineyard wines that are true expressions of the vineyard’s terroir. And an ambition to make the greatest wines in the land. No small goal and one that is not achieved without considerable effort.

Craggy Range

Craggy Range is not one winery, but several. The spectacular Giants Winery at the base of Te Mata Peak houses three cellars, each with their own unique purpose, waiting for the grapes they were specially designed for. At the state of the art State Highway 50 Winery in the famous Gimblett Gravels, Craggy Range have an entirely integrated operation – from the receiving of grapes through to bottling and warehousing ready for the market. In all, more than 100 different fermentation vessels, some able to ferment and mature as little as 100 cases of wine.

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Respect for tradition is imperative, from it comes the heart and soul of great wine. But old fashioned ways can sometimes leave too much to old fashioned chance. Preserving quality requires the use of the most modern methods, technology and understanding what the world has to offer. This is what stands Craggy Range apart, a unique and sometimes contradictory combination of tradition and innovation, old and new, art and technology.

Its winemaking equipment is the most modern and gentle available, grapes can be chilled immediately on arriving into the winery to protect their flavour and integrity. Each fermentation, each technique, every touch to every wine is recorded precisely, providing a traceable record for each and every wine, down to the most minute detail. The wine is bottled with the most advanced bottling technology available, protecting the wine at the stage it is most vulnerable.

When Craggy Range chooses its vineyards nothing is left to chance. Minute variations in temperature are recorded and overlaid on a map where soil specialists record the subtle variations in soil. The row ends curve to match the soil type variation beneath. Special vines, often sourced from French vineyards, are planted in their own unique terroir and cared for by skilled workers.

Rocks, that many farmers may bury to make life easier, are carefully placed underneath the vines to provide reflection and heat for the developing grapes. The vines are managed in balance with their environment in a system of sustainable ecological viticulture that maximises natural input and controls anything synthetic. Every stage of the vine’s growth is measured and compared to ensure the vine is kept in balance and harmony with its age and environment. Technology is an integral part of these highly tuned and precise farming systems – however, it isn’t in charge. The people who look after the vines are the real heroes of these vineyards. Pruning, removal of excess shoots and foliage, thinning, and arranging developing shoots into supporting wires are all done by hand, as no machine can make these intuitive decisions better than a skilled vineyard worker.

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These people leave their mark and it is this simple philosophy of footsteps in the vineyard that drives the modern winemaker. The wines of Craggy Range reflect not only the character of the vineyard and the maker, but also the unique weather and cultural aspects of every vintage with no two vintages the same. A New World vigneron with an Old World philosophy.

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