Syrah 2019

Syrah 2019

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An elegant wine made for clinking glasses during lingering evenings underneath starry skies. From the campfire to a candlelit dinner, enjoy a glass of our Syrah while cooking favorite recipes, trading stories, and gathering with family and friends. Snuggle up, get cozy, and relish every sip!

Tasting Notes

The Stillbones Syrah is grown in the scenic hills of Waiheke Island and pays an homage to the French Rhone Valley by commingling with a small amount of Viognier. Syrah, the crowned jewel of the island, is known for distinct notes of fresh-cracked pepper, dark berries, and plum. Our wild fermented beauty has a bit of funk, earthy smoke undertones, and is a lighter, easier-drinking style than your typical full-bodied Syrah.

Island Grown & Island Made

Where the forest and vines meet the ocean and sea breeze, Waiheke Island is a place of magic filled with vineyards, olive groves, and beaches a bounty.

Our Waiheke Syrah is grown in vineyards on the northeast side of the island, where the soil is fertile, and the temperatures are cool. A large portion of our Syrah grapes are co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier whole clusters and goes through an initial wild fermentation in steel vat. Our juice then spends 14 months in barrel (25% new French oak & 75% old French oak), where it undergoes a secondary wild malolactic fermentation giving it rich and complex characteristics.

From a small-production, boutique winery, Stillbones has the New Zealand-approved seal of sustainability for good wine-making practices in both the vineyard and winery. Our wine is dry farmed and follows New Zealand’s world-leading guidelines for managing soil, waste, and climate change.