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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.

Tasting Notes: The petrichor smell of rain on hot stones leads to a dense cassis and graphite core, laced with allspice and dried buchu. Chiselled linear tannins are threaded with savoury liquorice in to the finish.

Winemaker: Gordon Newton Johnson

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 000.00
  • Lowest: R 3 200.00
  • Average: R 3 918.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 49
  • Cases Auctioned 34


  • Alc: 13.79vol%
  • RS: 1.67 g/l
  • TA: 5.74 g/l
  • pH: 3.39

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