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 to deep red ruby colour.
Aromatics: Sweet vanilla, coconut and raspberry.
Palate: Our Zinfandel has raspberry, plum, boysenberry and cranberry flavours, together with sweet spice. Suitable for vegans.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill.
Harvest: Hand harvested 20th March 2022.
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 American oak barrels for over 17 months.
Bottled: 12th October 2023
Analysis: Alc 13% vol.
Cellaring Potential: 7 years.