Our Wines

Undressed Syrah 2023


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, dense black fruit together with hints of spice.
Palate: The wine has rich boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry flavours and pepper. 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 16th April 2o23.
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 4 months without adding any sulphur (nor was sulphur added at bottling).
Bottled: 11th October 2023.
Analysis: Alc  12% vol.
Closure: BVS.
Cellaring Potential: 4-6 years.

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Weight 1.3 kg

94 Points Excellent. An expressive bouquet of blackberry and baked raspberry fruits, licorice and red currant, a whisper of peppery spice and smoky soils lead to a palate of the same. A satin touch before the impact of fine polished tannins and a backbone of acidity layer-in to the mix of textures and flavours. Tart raspberry and black cherry get stronger as the wine opens out in glass. Delicious, fresh and fruity with a lengthy complex finish. best drinking from late 2024 through 2029.

Cameron Douglas


90 points. Undressed' refers to an unfined wine with no added sulphur. Soft, fleshy wine with stewed plum together with red and black berry. Mellow, accessible wine that is softly structured and ready to enjoy

Bob Campbell


92 points. Deep crimson. Expressive dark cherry, wet bitumen with mocha/ dark chocolate notes. Sweet and sour dark cherry fruits, fine chalky tannins and underlying mocha/ dark chocolate notes. Finishes flinty with some peppery notes. Drink now - 2028 13.5% alc

Andrew Caillard