Newton Johnson Albariño 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Hemel-en-Aarde
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Notes on the 2020 vintage are not yet available.

Tasting notes on the 2019 vintage:
'The 2019 is the fifth vintage that Upper Hemel en Aarde property Newton Johnson has released an Albariño and it’s the best yet, possessing even more clarity and complexity than before. On the nose, citrus, peach, floral perfume and just a hint of yeasty complexity while the palate has excellent fruit concentration, bright acidity and a salty finish – just packed with flavour.' – Christian Eedes,, 93/100

'Where the Newton Johnsons led the way, others have followed with Albariño, but this is still the best example of the Iberian variety in the Cape. Fermented and aged in a combination of concrete eggs and foudres, it has wonderful weight and energy, with lime and pear skin flavours, jasmine top notes and a zesty, salty finish. Drink 2020-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

'Iberian grape, first commercial bottling in SA. 2019 sublimely subtle, white peach & pear, hint fennel & gentle waxiness braced by long, smooth acidity. Mostly tank & large concrete ‘egg’, only 20% oak (large, old), enhances the understatement, as does restrained alcohol (±13.5%, like all).' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (92/100)
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Gordon and Nadia Newton Johnson
Body Light-bodied
Blend information 100% Albariño
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Albariño
Producer information Pinot Noir is infamously picky, but the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley has become one of the finest Pinot producing regions in the New World. While the Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir is consistently one of SA's finest examples. Newton Johnson is a family vineyard led by Dave and Felicity, located in the upper Hemel en Aarde Valley. Their sons, Bevan and Gordon, have taken over their passion for wine, particularly Pinot Noir, and help the vineyards reach new heights.
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