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Stony Brook Lyle MCC 2012

Lyle MCC 2012

Méthode Cap Classique made only from Chardonnay grapes. The wine was matured in the bottle on the lees for 50 months before disgorging. 15% of the base wine was matured in French oak barriques, with reserve wine dating back to 2005. Only the cuvée fraction of pressed juice was used to ensure the purest and most elegant bottled product.

R160 per bottle | R1920 per case of 12
Stony Brook Bailey MCC 2013

Bailey MCC 2013

Méthode Cap Classique of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir grapes from our farm. There was brief skin contact with the Pinot Noir grapes at pressing to give a light salmon pink colour to the juice. After primary fermentation, the wine was blended and bottled to begin secondary fermentation. Each bottle then spent 40 months on the lees to develop richness and complexity before degorgement.

Platter's 2017: 4*

R160 per bottle | R1920 per case of 12
Stony Brook Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The grapes for our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc came from Elgin, giving the wine lovely minerality with ripe tropical fruit on the nose. A very cold-tolerant yeast strain was used to ferment the juice to dryness at a constant 14 degrees Celcius, giving the wine complexity and elegance. Batonage was performed on the wine every two weeks after fermentation to give a creamy texture to the palate, offsetting the natural acidity. The wine was matured on its lees for ten months before fining and bottling.

R80 per bottle | R960 per case of 12
Stony Brook The 'J' 2015

The 'J' 2015

This is a fragrant blend of equal parts Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay with 8% Semillon. Only the Semillon and a small portion of the Chardonnay were barrel-fermented and matured for eleven months in second-fill French oak barriques. The Sauvigon Blanc and Viognier are unwooded which gives a wonderful crisp, citrus freshness to the blend. This wine has great balance with rich layers of aromatic floral spice and butterscotch, countered by a touch of sweetness from the Viognier and bright acidity from the Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is creamy and silky, with a long textured finish, while the wood component adds a delicate hint of hazelnuts. A wonderful wine to serve with Thai food, or any dish that contains ginger and a touch of chilli.

Platter's 2017: 4*

R85 per bottle | R1020 per case of 12
Stony Brook Ghost Gum White 2015

Ghost Gum White 2015

After the success of the 2014 vintage, the Ghost Gum White has remained an enticing combination of 56% Chardonnay and 44% Semillon. An unusual blend that captures the essence of Stony Brook's philosophy by only utilising the best grapes from the estate. Both Chardonnay and Semillon have a long history within Franschhoek and the two grapes combine to create a wine with lovely balance and texture. Both varieties were barrel-fermented and aged in 50% new oak - mostly French, with 2 small Eastern European barrels used for a portion of the Semillon.

Platter's 2017: 4.5*

R125 per bottle | R1500 per case of 12
Stony Brook Chardonnay Reserve 2014

Chardonnay Reserve 2014

A brilliant yellow-gold colour exhibits the classic hues of wooded Chardonnay. The nose shows vibrant lemon and lime with a hint of oak and butterscotch. On the palate the wine is bright and concentrated, with a very full, but balanced mouthfeel, that concludes with a long, hazelnut finish.

Platter's 2017: 4.5*

R145 per bottle | R1740 per case of 12
Stony Brook Heart of the Lees 2009

Heart of the Lees 2009

This Sauvignon Blanc was left on the lees to extract a maximum of flavour and then matured in 3rd fill French oak barriques for 12 months. This wine is a great accompaniment to food with wonderful Sauvignon freshness and hints of toast, nuts and citrus.

Platter 2012: 4*

R65 per bottle | R780 per case of 12
Stony Brook Camissa 2014

Camissa 2014

The Camissa 2014 is an aromatic blend of 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, matured for 18 months in second-and-third-fill French oak barriques. The two varieties bring their own personalities to the blend, with the Cabernet Franc showing elegance and freshness, while the Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure, tannin and ageing potential.

R90 per bottle | R1080 per case of 12
Stony Brook Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir 2015

Our Pinot Noir comes from the smallest vineyard on the farm - a 1 hectare block that yields only enough for a few barrels every year. The grapes were destemmed and fermented at 15 degrees Celcius in stainless steel. After dryness, the wine was matured in 40% new French oak for 14 months.

R180 per bottle | R2160 per case of 12
Stony Brook The Max 2013

The Max 2013

This wine, like its namesake, our 12-year-old Jack Russel, has serious attitude and as was recently pointed out to us, it is now also full-bodied! The idea behind The Max is to create a wine that has huge ageing potential as well as round, rich flavours that allow the wine to be enjoyed in its youth. It is a Bordeaux-style blend, made up of 46% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Malbec and 7% Petit Verdot. All of the components were picked at full ripeness to ensure that the tannins, while firm and grippy, are also round and moreish. The four varieties were matured in a combination of 50% new and 50% second-fill French oak barriques for 28 months before blending and bottling.

Platter's 2017: 4.5*

R135 per bottle | R1620 per case of 12
Stony Brook Ghost Gum Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Ghost Gum Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was pruned to produce extremely small volumes of exceptionally concentrated grapes. The bunches were harvested by hand at full ripeness, fermented in stainless steel and transferred into new French oak barriques for a total of 32 months.

R290 per bottle | R3480 per case of 12
Stony Brook Ovidius 2014

Ovidius 2014

The first vintage of Tempranillo from Stony Brook shows great promise. The grapes were harvested at 25 degrees Balling in the first week of February. The beautifully healthy fruit was hand-sorted and lightly crushed before a 7-day-long cold-soak to extract tannin and colour from the grapes. The juice was inoculated with a slow-fermenting yeast and pressed off at dryness. After settling, the wine was taken to barrel for wild malolactic fermentation and maturation. 30% new and 70% second-fill, 225 litre French oak barrels were used to mature this wine for 25 months before bottling.

Platter's 2016: 4.5*

R275 per bottle | R3300 per case of 12
Stony Brook SMV 2014

SMV 2014

The Shiraz and Viognier were harvested together and co-fermented in second and third-fill French oak barriques. The Mourvèdre was picked very ripe and, after fermentation, both components of the wine spent 28 months in wood and were blended two weeks before bottling. All of the grapes were from our estate. Initially, the nose of the wine offers minerality and freshly ground herbs, evolving in to dark chocolate and coffee beans, with a subtle suggestion of red berries. On the palate, the wine shows smooth, rich tannins which sing in perfect harmony with the acidity. The mid-palate is robust and fleshy, while the flinty, savoury finish begs another sip. Our SMV is the perfect pairing with slow-cooked winter foods like roast pork or Ossobuco.

R120 per bottle | R1440 per case of 12
Stony Brook Mourvèdre 2013

Mourvèdre 2013

Warm spicy aromas merging with delicious ripe dark cherries, a hint of chocolate and mocha smokiness make the nose of this wine hugely appealing. Characteristic hints of white pepper, nutmeg and vanilla follow through onto the palate where they combine with concentrated sweet red fruit. Big, ripe juicy tannins give the wine excellent structure and aging potential.

R140 per bottle | R1680 per case of 12
Stony Brook Syrah Reserve 2014

Syrah Reserve 2014

This wine is truly old-world in style, matured for 30 months in second-and-third-fill French oak barriques. The grapes all come from a very special, low-yielding block on our farm, exhibiting classic white pepper aromatics. We harvested when the grapes were very ripe, accentuating the true character of shiraz. There is a definite meaty, savoury element to the wine, tied together with soft, ripe tannins on the palate. The wine is very big and robust, showcasing our traditional winemaking practices and our focus on full-bodied, concentrated red wines. Enjoy with rich, flavourful dishes such as belly of pork or Boeuf Bourguignon.

R180 per bottle | R2160 per case of 12
Stony Brook V on A 2013 Dessert Wine

V on A 2013 Dessert Wine

This is 100% Viognier. We left the bunches on the vines to dry naturally, concentrating the fruit, sugar and acid. The juice was barrel-fermented over a period of 6 months and then matured for a further 18 months in the barriques.

Platter's 2017: 4*

R120 per bottle | R1440 per case of 12
Stony Brook White Ash Bluff Sauvignon Blanc 2011

White Ash Bluff Sauvignon Blanc 2011

This Sauvignon Blanc has been made from grapes grown on a single vineyard located on the north bank of Marlborough's Awatere Valley. On the nose smoky notes mingle with currants & herbal notes, along with hints of lychee. The palate is defined by layers of flavor that subtly unfold. Touches of dried herbs and a chalky minerality and appear as this wine opens up. It is all held together by a lovely acidity that glides through the wine giving it great structure & persistence of flavour.

R130 per bottle | R1500 per case of 12