The wine has black fruit flavours, mocha and notes of spice. It has a smooth finish, and soft tannins.
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 this year, we set aside a few barrels of Chave clone from the Fernhill Vineyard and did not add any sulphur at bottling.