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.
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.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Mere Road
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.
Cellaring Potential: 4-6 years.