The Walker Bay is the shadow of their best vineyards, using younger vines from lower slopes. A classic cooler vintage with pronounced red fruit and sour cherry aromas. Violets with earthy tones of undergrowth, tight youthful tannin with liquorice on the finish. This wine is matured for 11 months in french oak, with 18% of the wine in new oak.
Newton Johnson, Walker Bay Pinot Noir
£23.20 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.