Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Falkirk Grenache Noir 2021


‘Falkirk’, Scotland is from where the Newton family originated, meaning ‘speckled church’ for the stone structure that has stood there since the 6th century. The name represents the 1½ hectare vineyard site of deep deposits of stone and rock where the only Rhône wine varieties are to be found on the farm. Bushvines of Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvèdre were planted to discover the contrasting nuances these vines produce from this Granite-derived soil.

Vibrant and voluptuous scents of black cherry and mulberry, bolstered by sweet spices and nuances of dried fynbos and fennel. Fine, powdery tannins cover the palate, allowing the succulence of red fruits to engage and a tang of acidity to freshen the finish.

ANALYSIS: ALC 14.5% | TA 5.3 g/l | RS 1.83 g/l | pH 3.54

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This vineyard lies on a plateau on the lowest slope of Newton Johnson, at an altitude of 220m, in the porphyritic Granite soils of the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. This appellation ranges from 4 to 8 km in proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is cool and temperate, where parallel mountain ranges channel the southerly oceangoing winds through the appellation during the summer. These southerly winds in turn create regular sea mists and overcast conditions, moderating the temperatures in the valley. The annual rainfall is 910mm, with 50% falling in the winter months (May-August).

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