This wine was 50% fermented in new French oak, mainly 500L puncheons and 50% stainless steel. The wine was stirred in tank every two weeks to give more mouthfeel. As soon as the ferment finished the wine was blended and bottled early to retain the freshness. The resulting wine is a more fruit driven style than the Holyman style. It is fresh and showing some hints of citrus with underlying Beurre Bose pear and just a touch of oak to help give weight in the mouth. The long finish with the customary Stoney Rise acidity makes us think that while the wine will be great with oysters and Szechuan chilli prawns, it will appreciate sometime in the cellar.
Holyman / Stoney Rise
Stoney Rise Wine Company is located in the heart of the Tamar Valley in Northern Tasmania, Australia. It is a family run winery owned by Joe and Lou Holyman. In 2004 we returned to Tasmania with our sights set on growing and producing the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay we could. We purchased a vineyard that was planted in 1986 in the Tamar Valley, north of Launceston and set about doing just that. 2008 saw the construction of our winery on site. We have expanded our vineyard in recent years with more Pinot Noir and a little bit of Gruner Veltliner and Trousseau. We love all things vinous, we take our wines and what we do rather seriously albeit with relaxed personalities we try and have the most amount of fun possible.