Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir

£35.00
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The rich and inviting nose is wonderfully aromatic. Cranberries with some darker cherry notes and a lovely fine layer of wood spices. Complex and very well structured. Great combination of fruit and more burgundian austerity.

Matured for 11 months in 228L barriques, 26% new, followed by 6 months in stainless steel. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with just the tiniest amount of SO2.

Founded by Cape Wine Master, Dave Johnson and his wife, Felicity (née Newton), Newton Johnson Family Vineyards has been solidly building its reputation over the past 25 years. Since their first vintage in 1997, made from bought fruit, they are now producing some of the Cape’s finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from their own 15 hectares of vines.

The Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is a cool climate region in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the surrounding mountains funnelling sea breezes and frequent mists through the vineyards. Vines sit on well-draining gravelly soils of granite origin, with clay deposits on the lower reaches. Combined with different aspects, the family’s three vineyard sites yield a range of flavour profiles in the grapes – resulting in characterful and complex wines.

 

Type Red
Country South Africa
Region Hemel-en-Aarde
Appellation Hemel-en-Aarde
Vintage 2020
Grapes Pinot Noir
ABV 13.5%