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2016 CHARDONNAY, Family Vineyards, Newton Johnson. Upper Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa

Bin:  270

Alcohol percentage:  13%


Hemel-en-Aarde is the name of the valley in the Walker Bay district, near Hermanus. Hamilton Russell were the people who made the district famous – as a cool climate source of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, back when South Africa was only learning how to make wines of freshness and balance.

Grape variety:

Chardonnay, fermented and matured for 11 months in 225 and 500l French oak barrels (a quarter of which are new each year).


Founded by Dave Johnson and Felicity Newton (now Johnson) in 1995 and now run by sons, Bevan and Gordon. They have just unde 20 hectares of land at 150-300m.

Old Bridge rating:

Clearly ‘new world’ in its richness, but with subtle oak, lively acidity and plenty of spicy complexity.


£23.75 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£22.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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