Noble Hill Syrah
Noble Hill Syrah shows umami in spades: a velvety structure with fine tannins, black pepper, and olive purée. Noble Hill adds a bit of Mourvèdre and Viognier to bring out the grape’s subtle floral aromas & earthy notes. Perfect for roast meat or venison.
At harvest, fruit is hand-sorted twice, lightly crushed, and cold soaked for nearly a week before the start of fermentation. This allows the flavours and colours contained within the skins to soak into the wine gently and naturally. The wine is oxygenated daily via remontage and délestage before being racked into 225l French oak barrels at the end of primary fermentation. The wine remained in barrel during malolactic fermentation and for 18 months of maturation before bottling.
Noble Hill Syrah reminds us of fresh black cherries, liquorice, and dark chocolate: a perfect match for rich flavours. The wine is smooth and balanced to delight the connoisseur and convert the newcomer. The oak is well-integrated and will age through 2021 or beyond. Some sedimentation may occur in bottle.
92% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier.
Made on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains in South Africa.
Bronze Medal, Old Mutual Wine Show.
90 points, Tim Atkin MW.
Silver Medal, Veritas Awards.
4 Stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide.
Gold Medal, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards.
Silver Medal, Texsom International Wine Awards.