Stoney Rise was established in 2000 with an eye to produce wines that are food friendly, and offer people complex wines without too much oak, or overripe fruit characters. The name comes from a surf break in the Little Dip Conservation Park behind Robe in South Australia.
The fruit for this wine was pressed directly into 100% new 500 litre French oak puncheons. It stays in oak for 10 months on lees before bottling in late February.
The fruit is very pure, there is a combination of white peach and pear on the nose. On the palate the white peach comes through, the oak is there, but as an accompaniment to the fruit. There is our customary acid which stems from the fact we try not to let the wine go through malolactic fermentation. It finishes long and strong and will be a wine that will happily lay down in the cellar.- Stoney Rise Wines.