Stony Brook Vineyards Ovidius 2018

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The name pays homage to the Roman poet, Ovid, who is quoted on the front
label of this wine: “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in
the pool where you least expect it there will be a fish.”
Despite a really tough vintage in 2018, this wine shines through. Always an
early ripener, our Tempranillo was harvested in the first week in February,
just before the searing heat we experienced later on that Summer. As has
become protocol with this wine, we meticulously hand-picked, hand-sorted
and destemmed each bunch before a 6 day pre-ferment cold soak. The wine
was taken to 65% new oak barrels for MLF and maturation for 26 months
before bottling.
Intense dark fruit, char, tobacco and cherry are immediately evident on the
nose. There is wonderful complexity on the palate, balancing the rich fruit,
density, oak and acidity perfectly. Black pepper and spice linger in the dry,
tannic finish of this classic Tempranillo. Cellar for up to 15 years from harvest

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