A single vineyard wine that lies in the shadow of the Babylonstoring Mountains, with less sunshine and therefore slower ripening. High toned fruit flavour dominate the wine with sharp ginger and citrus. Vibrant acidity and structure, 48% of the wine is aged for 10 months in french oak. Giving elegant brioche notes on the finish.
Newton Johnson, Southend Chardonnay
£20.20 Per Bottle
Led by Dave, a Cape Wine Master with a thesis on Pinot Noir, and his wife, Felicity (nee Newton), the Newton Johnson family moved to the Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley in 1995, built a cellar and started planting vines shortly thereafter. This enthusiasm for wine and Pinot noir in particular, was passed on to and eagerly adopted by his sons, Bevan and Gordon. They in turn have taken this family cellar and vineyards to new heights in exploring the nuances of this grape and their vineyards.