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.
93 points. You’ll notice a natural raspberry cherry hued appearance, very bright with an ever so slightly unfiltered frame. Aromas and flavours include pluma dn cherry, raspberry tea and clay dried herb in combination. On the finish the winer is dry with a raspberry cherry residue then fine tannins and acidity weave through and emphasise a red tea quality. Plenty of acidity and length, a refreshing, balanced and well made wine. Best drinking from 2022 through 2025. Refreshing, modern and an easy by the glass option.