Sophia means wisdom. It is the collective wisdom of those charged with its creation now and that of previous generations passed on, that makes this wine we call Sophia so special.
Produced entirely from our Gimblett Gravels Vineyard nestled on the right bank of the Ngaruroro River, it is a blend of the very best Merlot and Cabernet Franc parcels of the vineyard. Always classy, always evocative and always richly textured
Gimblett Gravels. Dense brooding concentrated red wine in a modern Bordeaux style. Great cellaring potential. Intense brooding, deep black cherry colours, almost opaque. Concentrated, complex aromas of black plums, cassis, liquorice, root spices, tobacco, coffee and violets that in their youth are tightly held. The palate is densely structured, with concentrated flavours that reflect the nose adding a further hint of sweet blueberry pie and bitter chocolate notes with fantastic fine fruit and oak tannins to finish. The palate is tightly wrapped in its youth opening strongly in the glass, indicating a cellar life of ten years +.