Craggy Range ‘Gimblett Gravels Vineyard’ Rosé 2013

The popularity of rosé wine has fluctuated over the years, but there is undeniably a resurgence of the category as winegrowers and winemakers are taking the making of the wines much more seriously. Fruit is now grown specifically for the style, to emphasise freshness, ripeness and refined textures, rather than having the wines as a by-product of table red wine making. It is wonderful to see both producers and consumers explore the different styles, that can range from delicately coloured and fine, dry examples to the fruitier, lollyish and richer expressions. It’s all about refreshing, thirst-quenching ability and their suitability to al fresco dining.

Serious Hawke’s Bay wine producer Craggy Range has now entered the market with their first release of a rosé, made in limited quantities, such that it is only available via the cellar door, ‘Terroir’ restaurant on-site or for ‘Deep Purple’ wine club members. The wine has as its inspiration the "finely structured, dry rosé wines of southern France”. Here is my review of it.


  • Craggy Range ‘Gimblett Gravels Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2013

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