Cape Winemakers Guild

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Sandford Chardonnay 2020

100% Chardonnay

The best quality juice fraction is whole bunch pressed directly to barrel without prior settling. The fermentation is spontaneous and no sulphur is used in the winemaking, allowing diverse micro-organisms from the grape itself to flourish unrestrained in the fermentation. Matured for 11 months in barrel (35% new) produced in Burgundy and custom made for this vineyard, with a further 5 months’ élevage in old oak. No fining. Coarse filtration and sulphur adjustment was applied before bottling.

Tasting Notes: Elaborate layers of green and ripe lime fruit juxtaposed with white flowers, baking spice, crushed stones and gunflint. The plush and compact texture is prolonged with vitality in the finish.

Ready for drinking now and for the next 10 years.

Winemaker: Gordon Newton Johnson

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R8 500
  • Lowest: R5 833
  • Average: R6 640


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 108
  • Cases Auctioned: 50


  • Alc: 13.03 vol%
  • RS: 2.7 g/l
  • TA: 7.0 g/l
  • pH: 3.3

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