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La Zouch Coffee House Restaurant & Cellars, 2 Kilwardby Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2FQ
Telephone & Fax: 01530 412536     Email:
wineandwhisky@lazouch.co.uk

OPENING HOURS: Closed Sunday Evening and All Day Monday
Tuesday 9.00am – 6.00pm, Wednesday 9.00am – 6.00pm, Thursday 9.00am – 9.00pm,
Friday 9.00am – 9.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 7.00pm, Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm

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Vinification:

Made at the Highway 50 winery.  Only French oak from the Troncais, Allier and Vosges forests are used.

Fermentation vessels used were open top oak cuves and open top stainless steel tanks.

French oak barriques were used for maturation for a period of 13 months of which 19% were nw.

The wine was matured for 17 months in French oak barriques.

Cellaring Potential   1 - 8 years.

The proportions of the blend change most vintages to reflect conditions of the year and to ensure that certain 'house style' is maintained. It is a wine of richness with an abundance of black fruit flavours and a long structured finish complete with dusty tannins

The vines are managed in balance with their environment in a system of sustainable ecological viticulture. Pruning, removal of excess shoots and foliage, thinning and arranging developing shoots into supporting wires are all done by hand.

The soil in the vineyard is of small to medium stones (greywacke)  at an elevation of 30 metres above sea level

The average yield was 72 hl/ha.

Part harvested by hand 10%.

Winery information:

Craggy Range has 100 hectares of vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels in Hawkes Bay. The stony soils of this former quarry are located on the same latitude as Madrid, protected from the cooling breeze of the South Pacific to create a warm and dry environment which is the on a par with climate of Bordeaux and Northern Rhône. It is here that Craggy Range grow Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah grapes.

Te kahu means 'the cloak' in Te Reo Maori and refers to the mist that envelops our Giants Winery in the Tuki Tuki Valley.

Legend has it that this mist was used to protect a mythical Maori maiden from the sun as she visited her lover Te Mata.

Tasting Note:

Vibrant deep colour with purple hues. Fresh aromatics of dark cherry, plum and dried herbs. The palate is lithe with balanced acidity and rich tannin providing a youthful backbone to the lovely sweet fruited core.

Food Recommendation:

Roast Beef

Bin No.: 1511

Country:  New Zealand

Region: Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay,
Region: North Island

Producer: Craggy Range

Vintage: 2011 Vintage

Colour: Red

Grape Varieties: 69% Merlot, 9% Malbec
Grape Varieties: 13% Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Varieties: 9% Cabernet Franc
Grape Varieties:

Status: Still, Sustainable environmental
Status: management

Body Value: D   (A is light, E is full bodied)

abv: 13.0%     Bottle size: 75cl

Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Te Kahu 2011 Vintage
Cellars: £23.00
Enjoy in the restaurant: £29.50