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Stony Brook Ghost Gum White 2016

£15.99
South Africa

Stony Brook Ghost Gum White

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Pale gold in colour with glints of vibrant green. The Chardonnay component offers fresh citrus and butterscotch on the nose, while the Semillon gives richness and a suggestion of honeycomb on the palate. The oak is perfectly balanced and complements the fruit and natural structure of the wine. The brightness and oak contact will allow this wine to age and change gracefully for up to 8 years from harvest. The Semillon will come to the fore as the wine matures. A wonderful accompaniment to seafood or creamy pasta dishes.





Winemaker: Craig McNaught




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Named after our beautiful Ghost Gum tree, this is the seventh vintage of Ghost Gum White. 

An unusual blend of two thirds Chardonnay and one third Semillon that captures the essence of Stony Brook’s philosophy by only utilising the best grapes from the estate. Both Chardonnay and Semillon have a long history within Franschhoek and the two grapes combine to create a wine with lovely balance and texture. Both varieties were barrel-fermented and aged in 50% new oak - mostly French, with 2 small Eastern European barrels used for a portion of the Semillon. The wine underwent partial, wild malolactic fermentation in oak. 

Type of Wine White
Regions Franschhoek
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Alcoholic Content 13.5%