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Noble Hill is a pioneer of the Provençal style, having made the first rosé of Mourvèdre in South Africa. Taking inspiration from Bandol, this rosé stands out with a light salmon pink colour and a bit of orange peel on the rim. The wine elicits aromas of strawberries, watermelon, and black currant. It has a crisp, dry finish and is the perfect accompaniment to summertime.

  • South Africa    Simonsberg    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 100%
  • Alcohol
  • Certified sustainable
  • Natural wine
  • Oak
      No oak contact
  • Organic in conversion
  • Production
      300 cases
  • Residual sugar
      1.9 g/l
  • Soil
      Granite and clay
  • Vegan
  • Vineyard aspect
  • Vineyard elevation
  • Vineyard planted
  • Vineyard size
      0.8 hectares
  • Award
      4 stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide (2021 vintage)
  • Award
      91 points, Tim Atkin (2019 vintage)
  • Award
      Top 10 Rosés in South Africa, Tim Atkin 2019 special report

<p>Because the Mourvèdre (moor-veh-druh) grape is originally from the warm shores of the Mediterranean, it is well-suited to the climate at Noble Hill and grows vigorously. The small estate vineyard of 0.8 hectares is box-pruned to retain a large number of buds. This yields a balance between vegetative growth and fruiting. Noble Hill achieves a low yield by dropping uneven bunches before harvest.</p> <p>During crush the grapes are left in the press, in contact with the skins, between one and 1.5 hours. This skin contact gives the wine its salmon and onion-skin colouration. The wine is fermented naturally in stainless steel tanks and bottled with minimal intervention.</p>