Stony Brook Erin 2013 (Half Bottle)

$184.00

About The Wine

Named after the winemaker’s second daughter, only 1,000 bottles of this never to-be-repeated Noble Late Harvest were produced. Picked late in April, each bunch of Sauvignon Blanc was hand-selected with a minimum of 50% Botrytis covering the grapes. After whole-bunch pressing, the juice was barrel-fermented and matured for 28 months in 30% new French oak.

 

Upfront passion-fruit, marmalade and honey on the nose, followed by lovely purity of fruit on the palate and a not-overly-sweet finish, balanced well by bright acidity. Pairs brilliantly with foie gras or French cheese.

Ratings

John Platter Wine Guide 4.5 Stars: “Wooded Noble Late Harvest dessert from Elgin Sauvignon Blanc, once-off production thanks to conducive conditions for botrytis in 2013. Subtly sweet rather than unctuous, perfectly balanced by tense acidity. Apricot, marzipan and lime deliciousness tempt the next sip.”

Wine Analysis

Wine of Origin : Elgin, South Africa
Cultivars: Sauvignon Blanc
Total Acid: 8.1 g/l
Residual sugar: 80.3 g/l
Alcohol: 14.23 %
Volume: 375 ml
Wood Ageing: 28 months in 30% new French oak barriques
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$184.00