Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017

By , 4 October 2018

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017, Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017

Sunkissed.

2017 was the third straight harvest that was warmer and earlier than the average at Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley property Newton Johnson and the result seems to be a wine of particular generosity.

Spontaneously fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak, 23% new, the nose is exotic with notes of lemon and orange plus a toasty edge. The palate is rich and broad despite a moderate alcohol of 13.33% – loads of fruit and tangy acidity before a savoury finish. A sumptuous wine with layers of flavour. Wine Cellar price: R310 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 93/100.

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