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Undressed Syrah 2021


Stonecroft has the oldest Syrah vines in New Zealand. These vines were rescued by the founder of Stoncroft, Dr. Alan Limmer, from the Te Kauwhata Research station and planted at Stonecroft in 1984.  For the Undressed Syrah we do not add any sulphur. No added sulphites and suitable for vegans.

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Colour: Deep ruby red colour.
Aromatics: Sweet, ense black fruit together with hints of spice.

Palate: The wine has rich boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry flavours. It has a smooth finish, and soft tannins. Suitable for vegans and preservative free.

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard:  Mere Road
Variety: Syrah.
Harvest: Hand harvested 9th April 2o21.
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 5 months without adding any sulphur (nor was sulphur added at bottling).
Bottled: 18th October 2021.
Analysis: Alc  13.5% vol.
Closure: BVS.
Cellaring Potential: 4-6 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg

93 points. Undressed' refers to the fact that the wine has been made without the addition of sulphites. Deep, almost inky, juicy syrah with ripe plum, dark berry, black berry, red rose, black peppercorn and liquorice flavours. An accessible wine in a drink-me-now style. 17/3/2022

Bob Campbell


94 points. Fantastic colour and bouquet with aromas of violets abd baked raspberries, there’s a core mineral quality with baked stones and a dried clay quality. There’s also a sweet fresh meaty quality along with a plum and dark chocolate layer. Lovely texture andintensity as the wine touches the palate. Flavours and texture s of tannin and acidity flowe through the palate seemlessly. Fresh, youthful, mineral and fruity with spices, some intense lees quality and a some mild toasty wood qualities. Youthful and needing some more cellar time, but a delicious wine today as well. best dirnking from 2023 through 2030.

Caneron Douglas