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Stony Brook Lyle MCC 2009

Lyle MCC 2009

Méthode Cap Classique of 62% Chardonnay and 38% Pinot Noir with extended maturation time in the bottle, making it one of South Africa’s only sparkling wines to spend more than 60 months on the lees. Ten percent reserve wine fermented in New French oak barriques was used for richness and complexity.

R145 per bottle | R1740 per case of 12
Stony Brook Ghost Gum White 2014

Ghost Gum White 2014

Moving away from the tradition of previous vintages, the Ghost Gum White 2014 is a blend 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 40% new French oak.

R110 per bottle | R1320 per case of 12
Stony Brook Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Sauvignon Blanc 2014

For our 2014 vintage, fifty percent of the grapes came from our farm in Elgin, which gives the wine crisp acidity and brightness, while the other half of the grapes were from Franschhoek, offering more ripe, round fruit flavours. Three small batches were fermented using different yeast strains, each adding their own unique characteristics to the wine. Batonage was performed on the wine for the first 7 weeks after fermentation to give the wine a creamy, rich mouthfeel, while just over ten percent of the wine was fermented in French oak barrels.

R70 per bottle | R840 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 The 'J' 2014

The 'J' 2014

This is a fragrant blend of Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon. Only the Semillon and 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 gigner and a touch of chilli.

R75 per bottle | R900 per case of 12
Stony Brook Syrah Reserve 2012

Syrah Reserve 2012

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.

R130 per bottle | R1500 per case of 12
Stony Brook The Max 2012

The Max 2012

This wine, like its namesake, our 10 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 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot with a little Petit Verdot and Malbec. All of the components were picked at full ripeness to ensure that the tannins, while firm and grippy, are also soft and round. The four varieties were matured in a combination of new and second-fill French oak barriques for 30 months before blending and bottling.

R120 per bottle | R1440 per case of 12
Stony Brook Ghost Gum Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Ghost Gum Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

After deciding not to release a Ghost Gum from the difficult 2010 vintage, the 2011 offering shows great promise. 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.

R270 per bottle | R3240 per case of 12
Stony Brook SMV 2012

SMV 2012

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.

R98 per bottle | R1176 per case of 12
Stony Brook Mourvèdre 2008

Mourvèdre 2008

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.

R120 per bottle | R1440 per case of 12
Stony Brook Shiraz 2011

Shiraz 2011

The grapes were picked very ripe and maintained a great level of acidity despite the warm 2011 vintage. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in second-and-third-fill French oak barriques for 27 months, as not to influence the flavour of the Shiraz, but rather to soften and age the wine before bottling.

R90 per bottle | R1080 per case of 12
Stony Brook V on A 2012 Dessert Wine

V on A 2012 Dessert Wine

When we first started producing Viognier, Joy had trouble pronouncing it until Nigel told her to say 'V on A'. That was it - we call it : Stony Brook V on A. 100% Viognier grapes that are left to fully ripen on the vines. The juice was then barrel fermented and left in the French oak barriques for 24 months. The resulting wine has wonderful peach, apricot and melon flavours and is rich and full of flavour without being in the least cloying. Wonderful with Crème Brulleé.

Platter 2014: 4*

R115 per bottle | R1380 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