Stony Brook The “J” 2018
About The Wine
The ‘J’ is a wonderfully complex blend of 36% Viognier, 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 18% Chenin Blanc and 11% Semillon from a combination of vineyards in Franschhoek and Walker Bay. I’m always looking to create a wine focused on texture more than anything when dealing with these varieties. The Viognier and Semillon are grown on the estate, both of which contribute loads of stone fruit, richness and structure to the blend. The Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc, both grown in Walker Bay, are the more ‘fresh’ components, bringing brightness and acidity to the wine. All four of the varieties were whole-bunch pressed and fermented in a combination of 30% second-fill barrels and 70% stainless steel and matured for for 12 months before bottling.
A wonderful wine to serve with Thai food, or any dish that contains ginger and a touch of chili.
|Wine of Origin :||Franschhoek, South Africa|
|Cultivars:||Viognier 36%, Chardonnay 35% and Sauvignon
Blanc 18% ; Semillon 11%
|Total Acid:||6.3 g/l|
|Residual Sugar:||3.3 g/l|
|Wood Aging:||11 months (partial)|