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Craggy Range - Gimblett Gravels - Le Sol - Syrah

Tasting notes

92 Points - The Wine Advocate

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Le Sol is youthfully closed, revealing hints of black and blue fruits, anise and tar plus touches of cedar and meat. Medium-bodied and elegantly fruited, it is a structured style with a firm backbone and lovely freshness. The oak is still poking out a little and it needs time to open out, but it should be beautiful with 2-3 more years in bottle." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Deep red with vibrant purple hues. 2016, complex brooding Syrah aromatics of boysenberry, black pepper, camphor and garrigue herbs. The palate is all about finesse with dark fruit richness beautifully integrated with fine tannins and acidity to give a finish which is long and dry.

Le Sol’, French for ‘the soil’, is born of the renowned Gimblett Gravels viticultural appellation. The importance of the soil in the creation of this wine and the respect for the Rhône Valley were the leading elements for defining its name. Intensely hand managed, the grapes reveal a deep and dark Syrah with purple hues which represents the very best of the style for that year. ‘Le Sol’ is always aromatically pure with a luscious yet elegant mid-palate and a distinctive fine tannin finish we call ‘Gimblett dust’.Matt Stafford, Head Winemaker, Craggy Range

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More about the Producer

  • Craggy Range

    Craggy Range

    Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer

    Craggy Range is a family owned winery established in 1997 and situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak in the premium wine growing area of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

    Craggy Range produces a collection of iconic wines from multiple regions throughout the country. Owner Terry Peabody and his family pursued the single vineyard approach to winemaking, planting on green fields and bare land ensuring a focus on quality from the very beginning. 

    New Zealand, with its diversity of soil types offered the perfect location to plant the vines. From the stony, warm soils of the Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay to the volcanic, clay soils of Te Muna Road in Martinborough these exceptional vineyards produce wines with amazing aromatics, purity and complexity.

    The wines, produced for the Prestige and Family Collections are pure expressions of the unique terroir in which they were grown. 

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