Newton Johnson, Pinot Noir Family Vineyards 2021

£32.50 (75cl)

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The grapes are packed in to large-surface area crates to limit pressure on bunches. The days harvest is cooled down overnight to 8ºC in the winery’s refrigerated cold room. Bunches are sorted on a conveyor, destemmed, and fall directly to the fermenter. These vineyard parcels also contain a discretionary percentage of whole bunches/stems, which vary substantially between each site. Cold maceration ensues for 5 to 6 days at 8 to 10°C. All parcels are fermented by indigenous yeasts, and only pigeage (punching down) applied for extraction. The wine spends approximately 15-25 days on the skins before pressing. After pressing, it is racked and left to complete its malolactic fermentation and maturation in barrel. Very little sulphur was added to the wine before fermentation.

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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