Sophia sits in Craggy's prestige range and is among the top examples of Hawke's Bay red wine. Vinted from a blend of carefully selected parcels of merlot (65%), cabernet franc (22%) and cabernet franc (13%) from the Gimblett Gravels region, it's complex, dark and robust. An exceptional wine.
The winery writes "Deep, garnet red. Blackcurrant, Doris plum and the complexity of butter sautéed chanterelle mushrooms round out an exceptionally lifted palate defined by the sheer concentration of ripe fruit flavours. Sweet plum, redcurrant and blackberry are interwoven with cinnamon and mocha notes. The tannins offer a savoury counterpoint to the sweetness of fruit and the traditional hallmark of being powder fine in texture. This Sophia is sure to be one of the longest-lived since its inception. An instant classic."