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

Bin:  270

Alcohol percentage:  13%

Area:

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).

Producer:

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.

£25.00

£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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