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Serine Syrah 2020


The name ‘Serine’ came about after speculation over the origin of our oldest Syrah vines, which are the oldest Syrah vines in New Zealand.  At one stage, it was thought the clone of Syrah might be Serine. That was never established but  the name stuck. We pick our Syrah in a number of different batches, as we have different clones, vineyards and ages of vines. For the Serine Syrah we aim to make a serious wine which will develop in the bottle, but one which does not need to be cellared for years before drinking.

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Colour: Deep ruby red colour.
Aromatics:  A fruity bouquet with notes of blackcurrant and blueberry together with hints of pepper and spice.
Palate: Rich black fruit flavours with a smooth finish. Will develop further complexity with bottle age.

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Mere Road and Roy’s Hill.
Variety: Syrah.
Harvest: Hand harvested 8th April 2020.
Vinification: Fermented in open-top stainless steel fermenters.  Hand plunged two times daily. Post fermentation soak for two to three weeks followed by maturation in barrel.
Maturation: Matured in seasoned French oak barrels for over 18 months.
Bottled: 26th January 2022.
Analysis: Alc 13% vol.
Closure: BVS
Cellaring Potential: 4-6 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg

94 points. Named Serine after speculation that Stonecroft's oldest syrah vines (which are also New Zealand's oldest syrah vines) might be the Serine clone. Deep, youthful colour with ripe dark berry, cherry, black pepper and wood-smoke flavours. A core of sweet fruit balances ripe tannins and leads to a pleasantly dry finish. An impeccable and approachable syrah 17/3/2022

Bob Campbell