This family farm was founded in the mid-1990s by Cape Wine Master, Dave Johnson and his wife, Felicity (Née Newton) and within the past twenty years has built a reputation for producing some of the Cape’s best Pinot Noir. Dave’s CWM thesis was on the variety. Add to that one of South Africa’s smartest Chardonnay’s and, more recently a pair of outstanding Rhône style wines. Right from the outset, Dave and Felicity’s offspring were involved and today it is very much Gordon, partnered by his wife, Nadia, who are responsible for the winemaking, with brother Bevan looking after the commercial side.
Newton Johnson Felicite Pinot Noir 2019
Radiant red fruit of ripe cherries broadening into deeper blueberry and currants, perked up with rich baking spices. The palate is structured with fine, salivating tannins balanced with plump and silky red fruit flavour.