This is a new wine for Stonecroft. It is a Rosé made from Syrah which has no added sulphur. It is a reasonably big style of Rosé.
Colour: Deep pink colour.
Aromatics: Vibrant redcurrant aromatics.
Palate: The wine has fresh redcurrant, raspberry flavours. It is a weighty style of Rosé and has a dry finish. Suitable for vegans and preservative free.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill.
Harvest: Machine harvested 1st April 2021.
Vinification: Crushed and de-stemmed with four hours of skin contact, then fermented in stainless steel.
Maturation: Matured in tank, aged on its light lees for four months adding to its complexity.
Bottled: 18th October 2021
Analysis: Alc 12% vol.
Cellaring Potential: 1-3 years.
92 points. Made from syrah grapes. Fresh and creamy-textured rosé with violet, raspberry and delicately spicy flavours. A focused wine with good purity and a perfect balance of subtle sweetness and gentle acidity 8/11/2017