Newton Johnson Full Stop Rock Red Blend 2018

Tasting Notes

A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre

Winery: Newton Johnson
Varietal: Red Blend
SKU: NEWFUL2018 Categories: , ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Newton Johnson Full Stop Rock 2018 Red Blend


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Winemaker Notes

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. Unlike Pinot noir that is sapped of its plump fruit and vitality, robust vines like Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre, thrive in this type of soil. When we pion eered the Syrah grape in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley little was known of the potential styles of Syrah -based blends from the cooler South African wine areas. We were encouraged to discover clear-cut, invigorating wines with compact black fruit, spice, perfume, and sophisticated tannins.

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