Craggy Range Le Sol 2016

CHF5800

Craggy Range Le Sol 2016

Inky purple red. Enticing aromatics of boysenberry, blueberry, violets, clove and lightly seared meat. The wine exhibits a richness of fruit yet carries an ethereal quality as the fine grained tannins dance gracefully across the palate.

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From the winemaker…

Le Sol (french: the soil) is born of the renowned Gimblett Gravels viticultural appellation with its gravelly soils attracting the sun in summer and insulating the vines in winter.

Inky purple red. Enticing aromatics of boysenberry, blueberry, violets, clove and lightly seared meat. The wine exhibits a richness of fruit yet carries an ethereal quality as the fine grained tannins dance gracefully across the palate.

Intensively hand managed, the grapes reveal a deep and dark Syrah with purple hues. Le Sol is always aromatically pure with a luscious yet elegant mid-palate and a distinctive fine tannin finish.

The vines are planted in the stoniest parts of the vineyard to a heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand in the 1840s.

 

Enjoy with New Zealand lamb

Serve at 16-18 degrees Celsius

Recommended Cellaring 10-15 years from vintage

 

2016-Le-Sol

 

98 points – Lovely complexity, harmony and vinosity
Andrew Caillard MW 2017

 

Why we like it…

Blueberry, violets and smoke – we simply adore this wine!  Beautiful chalky tannins – one to put away for a few years if you can resist…!

Craggy Range

Hawke’s Bay

 

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NZ Fine Wine Programme