Stony Brook Ovidius 2020
About The Wine
The name pays homage to the Roman poet, Ovid, who is quoted on the front label of this wine: “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it there will be a fish.”
Tempranillo has become an absolute revelation for Stony Brook. As we learn more about this scarce grape each year, the wine seems to become more and more refined. Harvested in early February, each bunch was meticulously hand-picked, hand-sorted and destemmed before a 6 day pre-ferment cold soak. The wine was taken to 65% new oak barrels for MLF and maturation for 26 months before bottling.
There is a brooding, savoury character on the nose, with elements of bright red fruit and cherry tobacco. The palate is intensely concentrated with perfect balance between bright acidity and richness. The finish is endlessly complex, with a touch of oak accompanying the spicy tannins. Cellar for up to 15 years from harvest.
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