Stonecroft has the oldest Zinfandel vines in New Zealand. The vines were planted in 1993 and originated from Ravenswood in California. Hawke’s Bay is a relatively cool climate, so our Zinfandel is a medium bodied wine. We have just a few rows of Zinfandel at our Roy’s Hill Vineyard.
Colour: A medium ruby red colour.
Aromatics: Raspberry, redcurrant and vanilla.
Palate: Our Zinfandel is a medium bodied red with a fruity bouquet and flavours of raspberry, rhubarb and cranberry, together with coconut on the finish and soft tannins. The fruit is handpicked from just a few rows in our Roy’s Hill Vineyard. Matured for 17 months in American oak barrels (30% new). Suitable for vegans.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill.
Harvest: Hand harvested 5th April 2019.
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 American oak barrels for 16 months.
Bottled: 16th October 2020
Analysis: Alc 12.5% vol.
Cellaring Potential: 3-5 years.