2021 Stony Brook Vineyards, Ghost Gum Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek

Western Cape,South Africa,

£29.98

Bottle size: 75cl,

    In stock

    Classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics of blackberries, pencil shavings and cedar are a few of the aromatics that make up the nose of this enigmatic wine. A surprisingly rich palate is balanced by long, dry tannins, fine acidity and perfectly-integrated oak in the finish. Cellar for 15 to 20 years from vintage.

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    Description

    Two blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Stony Brook make up the complementary components for this exceptional wine. Extremely well- drained soils ensure maximum concentration and intensity. The bunches were harvested by hand at full ripeness, before being hand-sorted and cold macerated for 4 days. The individual berries were fermented in stainless steel, receiving four pumpovers a day. After pressing, the wine was transferred into 80% new French oak barriques, where spontaneous malolactic fermentation and a further 26 months of maturation took place. 2021 produced some of the finest fruit that we have seen from our Cabernet vineyards.

    Additional information

    Wine Type

    Red

    Country

    South Africa

    Region

    Western Cape

    Subregion

    Coastal Region

    Vintage

    2021

    Brand

    Stony Brook

    Cultivar

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate

    Producer Profile

    The McNaught family fell in love with Franschhoek in the late 1980s, when Nigel and Joy McNaught decided to purchase a piece of land and begin their journey in to wine. The focus from the beginning was on crafting premium-quality wines that reflected the area and the styles of wine that excited them. Several years later, they sold their first farm and sought a smaller property that would better aid them in creating the wines that they had dreamed of. In 1995 they purchased an old fruit farm. This property is now known as Stony Brook. With a strong focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Chardonnay, the McNaught family replanted the entire farm to vines and built a small cellar in which to produce the first wines under the Stony Brook label. In 2011, the owners were joined by their son, Craig McNaught, who took over the reigns as winemaker. As time has passed, the ideals of Stony Brook have remained firmly in place and the wines still reflect a strong sense of place and passion. The latest revelation at Stony Brook has been the introduction of Tempranillo vines to the property, comprising the only component in one of their critically-acclaimed wines, Ovidius. “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.” – Publius Ovidius Naso