The winemaking philosophy at Kim Crawford Wines is quite uncluttered, just like the winemaker, who sees himself as the "Guardian of the Vineyard", transferring, guiding and maximising the flavour from the vineyard to the bottle through the winemaking process.
The aim has always been straightforward: to make wine that is accessible, varietally expressive, fruit driven and generous. Viticulture takes a very prominent place as the defining moment in winemaking, the moment when the grape is picked.
These wines are blends from various vineyards in a specific wine-growing region, from North to South. With these wines, we aim for emphatic varietal expression: the moment it is presented to the nose, clear varietal flavours must be upfront. Generosity on palate is important to us: flavours that "come to you", sometimes elusive and shy, always honest and filling all corners of the palate. We make wine to drink now and in 10 years time – they have to be accessible to all.
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Small Parcel wines are our flagship wines and are devoted to delivering the very best expression of Kim Crawford Wines in New Zealand.
Quality of the wine and expression on the palate are our only parameters. We do not necessarily seek varietal correctness and normality. We look for a remarkable expression on the palate of that vintage. We aim to achieve the best possible flavour balance while accepting and welcoming the variety from different vineyards and parcels of fruit. It is those subtle differences that help us create wine with such integrity.
The very nature of "Small Parcels" means literally that small volumes are produced. Limited availability. Click here for our range.