Noble Hill is situated just outside Paarl at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain. The Simonsberg appellation has been called Cabernet Country, and with good reason! Cabernet has grown here for over 300 years and produces classic, elegant examples of the varietal. Notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, and Moroccan mint.
2015 was an excellent vintage with good concentration and intensity in the berries. Accordingly, we released this vintage after three years’ bottle maturation.
Noble Hill's estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes rarely lack colour or structure, making a light touch the cornerstone of our cellar practices. They aim for a light extraction by gently transferring the juice over the skins twice daily during the fermentation. This wine is matured in 225 litre French oak barrels for 18 months.
South Africa may be defined as a New World wine producer but this can be a bit of a misnomer: our vineyards are planted in some of the world’s oldest soils. The decomposed granite soils that define these vineyards give this wine an earthy, cool and distinctively Old World character. We taste black fruit, cedar, and a hint of spice. This wine should age elegantly and show increased refinement through at least 2025.