Region: Walker Bay
The lower slopes of the Newton Johnson farm are undeniably suited to Rhône/Mediterranean grape varieties. Alluvial deposits of large stone fragments up to two meters deep require vigorous growing vines to search for nutrients and water. ‘FULL STOP ROCK’ is how we define this jagged landscape.
The gorgeous scent of earthy violets and succulent plum blossom swim airily around the glass weaving in between warm cloves and slightly bitter star anise. A soft, juicy mass of red and black fruit broaden the nose, held together by powdery mocha bean. The plush texture coats the mouth, slightly chewy in the middle, and the sleek, chalky tannins fade evenly towards the finish. Great symmetry between fruit sweetness and the subtle dryness of mocha bean that makes you salivate.