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CRAGGY RANGE GIMBLETT GRAVELS CHARDONNAY 2019

93 Points
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

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Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"The cool yet sunny environment of our Te Awanga Vineyard near Cape Kidnappers allows the development of intense Chardonnay flavours in the grapes, captured using traditional winemaking techniques seen in the Chablis region of France.

Pale lime to pale straw. Subtle, yes definitive aromas of lime zest and grapefruit pulp with hints of brioche and fresh cashews. The palate has saline acidity that carries the citrus notes from nose to mouth. The savoury complexity provides the perfect counter-point for a Chardonnay that truly reflects its maritime origins."


93+/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front (2019 Vintage)
"Powerful chardonnay of big impact yet sleek lines. Struck match and flint, nougat and toast, a lot of apple/stone fruits in the mix, cedary and cinnamon wood gone large. The wine rolls with firm authority through the palate, oak a feature, acidity too, subdued fruit below this. Should cellar very well and mellow that slick and spice of oak off with time – needs it, for mine."


90/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Classic. Gentle creamy unfurling with white fleshed peach then apple, sweet grapefruit and golden kiwifruit, pear, a gentle soft vanilla spice then sweetness of oak. Dry, weighty and fresh with flavours of cashew and peach, apple and vanilla then sweet oak and baking spices. Fine wood tannins and medium acidity with a moderate finish. Balanced and well made. Drink best now and through 2023."


Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…


5 Stars & No.1 Cuisine Chardonnay Tasting, August 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"For the Peabody family, establishing Craggy Range in Hawke’s Bay was never just another business venture, rather it was the opportunity to create a legacy, where heart, skill and perseverance could flourish over time. Placing the winery in a 1,000-year family trust, meant it was imperative from the start that the company foundation was correct. The Peabody family gathered a team of great minds to build a wine company that could move, adjust and evolve from generation to generation. Not a small task but great things seldom are.

From the start, chardonnay has been a winery darling. For winemaker Julian Grounds, it is the varietal that offers the “greatest opportunity to reflect both place and philosophy.” ‘Place’ for Craggy Range means the Gimblett Gravels, as the land continues to prove herself, and the winemaking philosophy has stayed true. The 2018 season was tailor made for premium chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay, with classic warm days and cool nights yielding grapes with ripe flavours, generous acidity and structure; everything vignerons love about producing wines in a cool climate.

As Craggy Range nears its third decade, chardonnay will continue to be an important wine in their portfolio, and she will no doubt become and remain a darling in many hearts.

Spicy, floral and lightly toasted aromas open to flavours of ripe nectarine and red apple with softly integrated nutty oak. Layered with generous warm fruit which is expertly balanced with fine acidity, this results in a wine that demands attention."


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"This stylish wine is typically mouthfilling and savoury, with complexity from fermentation and maturation in French oak barriques (19 per cent new in 2018). The 2018 vintage, barrel-aged for 10 months, shows lovely freshness and harmony, with a slightly smoky bouquet. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, vibrant and youthful, with finely balanced acidity, deep stonefruit flavours, mealy, biscuity notes adding complexity, and a lingering finish. Best drinking 2021+."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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