Cape Winemakers Guild

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windansea Pinot Noir 2017

100% Pinot Noir

Wine of Origin Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

This is a bare-bones glimpse of Windansea, the power dimension to Pinot Noir on our farm. In the stoniest and most clay-rich of our granite soils, the bunches were selectively picked by the family for this small cuvée. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, allowing diverse micro-organisms from the grape itself to flourish unrestrained in the fermentation, enhancing complexity. 11 months maturation with a further six months élevage in large oak. Unfiltered, it will age over many years in bottle.

Tasting Notes: A lavish vintage, saturated with blackberry, liquorice and rich red currants. Lingering impressions of soft spice and freshly turned earth. Bountiful and seamless tannin texture in to a chalky finish.

40 cases of this wine were previously sold on the 2018 CWG Auction.

Drink in 2020 and for the next 12 years.

Winemaker: Gordon Newton Johnson

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 8 000.00
  • Lowest: R 7 500.00
  • Average: R 7 905.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 100
  • Cases Auctioned 21


  • Alc: 13.50 vol%
  • RS: 2.00 g/l
  • TA: 5.60 g/l
  • pH: 3.57

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