Our Wines

Old Vine Gewürztraminer 2015


Stonecroft has always been known for this variety and our Old Vine has a loyal following.  The Old Vine Gewürztraminer is made with fruit from our oldest vines. We are aiming for a medium sweet style and we look to get at least a small amount of botrytis (noble rot) in the grapes.

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Colour: Pale gold.
Aromatics: An opulent bouquet with Turkish delight, lychee and floral notes.
Palate: This wine is a rich style of Gewürztraminer with tropical fruit flavours, Turkish delight and honey. It has a weighty mouth feel and a luscious texture with a long finish. Further complexity will develop with cellaring. Medium sweet.

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill
Variety: Gewürztraminer.
Harvest: Hand harvested on 4th April 2015.
Vinification: Crushed and de-stemmed with short period of skin contact, then fermented in stainless steel followed by 4 months lees ageing.
Bottled: 7th October 2015.
Analysis: Alc 14.5% vol. 16g/l residual sugar.
Production: 70 cases.
Cellaring Potential: 6-8 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg

The Gewürztraminers from this tiny Hawke's Bay winery are among the finest in the country. This 'Old Vine' wine, introduced from the 2004 vintage, is made entirely from grapes hand-picked from the original Mere Road plantings in 1983. Certified organic, the 2015 vintage (5*) is a pale gold, mouthfilling (14.5 per cent alcohol), very rich wine, with lush, ripe, peachy, spicy flavours, gentle acidity, and a smooth, medium-sweet, lasting finish. Drink now or cellar.

Michael Cooper