Our Pinot Noir comes from the smallest vineyard on the farm - a 1 hectare block that yields only enough grapes for a few barrels every year. The grapes were destemmed and fermented at 18 degrees Celcius in stainless steel. After dryness, the wine was matured in two second-fill French oak barrels for 14 months. The 2018 is arguably our best vintage of Pinot Noir produced at Stony Brook.
The nose shows dark red berries, some white pepper and a little ‘fynbos’. The wine is rich but bright at the same time, giving lovely balance to the wine as it finishes with grippy tannins and toastiness. A wine that can be enjoyed in its youth, but should age gracefully for 8 years or so from vintage.