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Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Sandford Chardonnay 2018

Sandford offers a sense of energy and vitality when intertwined with the richness of Chardonnay. Coarse, loose grains of granite and quartz reach down to red, iron-rich clay in the soil that underlines the wine’s structure and grip. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, the whole bunches were pressed directly to barrel for fermentation to nish the following spring. Matured for 11 months, the wine is racked through coarse filtration to older barrels for 6 months élevage before bottling.

Auction Year: 2019

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards The Awakening Mourvèdre

Writhing out of the deep granite formation of ochre-coloured saprolite rocks, each one of these densely planted Mourvèdre bush vines is a sculpted testament to the intensely avoured grapes they produce. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, submerged whole bunches and berries were fermented in closed oak vats with no applied extraction. Matured for 12 months in puncheon barrels, the wine was racked and blended back for a further 3 months élevage. No fining or filtration before bottling.

Auction Year: 2019

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windansea Pinot Noir 2017

 

This is a bare-bones glimpse at Windansea, the power dimension to Pinot Noir on our farm. Grown in the stoniest and most clay-rich of our granite soils, the bunches were selectively picked by the family for this small cuvée. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, allowing diverse micro-organisms from the grape itself to flourish unrestrained in the fermentation, enhancing complexity. 11 months maturation, with a further six months élevage in large oak. Unfiltered, it will age over many years in bottle.

Auction Year: 2018

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windansea Pinot Noir 2016

This is a bare-bones glimpse at Windansea, the power dimension to Pinot Noir on our farm. Grown in the stoniest and most clay-rich of our granite soils, the bunches were selectively picked by the family for this small cuvée. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, allowing diverse micro-organisms from the grape itself to flourish unrestrained in the fermentation, enhancing complexity. 11 months maturation, with a further 6 months élevage in large oak. Unfiltered, it will age over many years in bottle.

Auction Year: 2018

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windandsea Pinot Noir 2016

This is a bare-bones glimpse at Windansea, the power dimension to Pinot Noir on our farm.
In the stoniest and most clay rich of our granite soils, the bunches were selectively picked
by the family for this small cuvée. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, it allows
diverse and dynamic micro-organisms from the grape itself to fl ourish unrestrained in the
fermentation. 11 months maturation, with a further six months élevage in larger oak.
Unfi ltered, it will improve over many years in bottle.

Auction Year: 2017

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Seadragon Pinot Noir 2015

Seadragon is a parcel sourced out of a one hectare vineyard that is the heartbeat of the Newton Johnson farm. The bunches were selectively picked by the family, along a narrow contour of broken up claystone in the granitic soil. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, it allows diverse and dynamic micro-organisms from the grape itself to flourish unrestrained in the fermentation. 11 months maturation, with a further six months élevage in larger oak. Unfiltered, it will improve over many years in bottle.

Auction Year: 2017

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Seadragon Pinot Noir 2015

Seadragon is a parcel sourced out of a 1ha vineyard that is the heartbeat of the Newton
Johnson farm. The bunches were selectively picked by the family, along a narrow contour
of broken up claystone in the granitic soil. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, it
allows diverse and dynamic micro-organisms from the grape itself to flourish unrestrained
in the fermentation. 11 months maturation, with a further six months élevage in larger
oak. Unfiltered, it will improve over many years in bottle.

Auction Year: 2016