Newton Johnson Family Vineyards, Chardonnay Newton Johnson Family Vineyards 2018

£25.50 (75cl)

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SKU: SANJ0118B

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Clay and limestone hillsides facing South. Handmade wine-harvest ( we pick the grapes by hand ).To preserve all the fruits quality and to be able to sort out the bad grapes. We harvest grapes each separately at their optimum maturity. Picking off, Treading. Fermentation: 23 to 28 days. Sorting grapes, vinification of different grape varieties separate to keep all the empleur the petite syrah. Bottling without fining. The soil is tilled and grassed; organic inputs only; Leaf removal. Low yields. Organic farming. Sorting grapes, vinification of different grape varieties separate to keep all the empleur the petite syrah. Bottling without fining

Tasting note

Abundant layers of complex flavour growing increasingly luminescent and steely in the glass. Lucid ripe citrus and white peach are inured with ornate spices and lime zest . The fleshiness of the wine sways and eases the razor-sharp purity of the Granite soil influence. The brittle crunch in the structure hems in the lush texture, with an elongated thread of grape acid resonating in the finish.

About the producer

This family farm was founded in the mid-1990s by Cape Wine Master, Dave Johnson and his wife, Felicity (née Newton) and within the past twenty years has built a reputation for producing some of the South Africa’s finest Pinot Noir. Three Platter Five Star wines in the current guide is a fine achievement. Today it is very much their son Gordon, partnered by his wife, Nadia, who are responsible for the winemaking, whilst Bevan looks after the commercial aspects of the business. A total of 18 hectares are planted to vines. Whilst the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have already established fine reputations, the two Syrah-based wines can also claim to be highly regarded. Full Stop Rock takes its name from the infamous rock on the surf-break at Cape St Francis.



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