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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    Coastal Region    Simonsberg
  • 100%
  • Alcohol
  • Certified sustainable
  • Natural wine
  • Oak
      No oak contact
  • Organic in conversion
  • Production
      800 cases
  • Residual sugar
  • Soil
      Granite and clay
  • Vegan
  • Vineyard aspect
  • Vineyard elevation
  • Vineyard planted
  • Vineyard size
      0.8 hectares
  • Award
      91 points, Tim Atkin (2019 vintage)
  • Award
      Top 10 Rosés in South Africa, Tim Atkin 2019 special report

In the vines

Mourvèdre originated on the warm shores of the Mediterranean, and is well-suited to our Mediterranean climate on the slopes of the Simonsberg. Its vigorous growth and hardy stature make it an excellent candidate for goblet pruning, and the largest goblet-pruned vineyard on our estate is planted to Mourvèdre. We use grapes from two estate vineyards to make our rosé, the first is goblet pruned and the second is box-pruned to retain a large number of buds. The goblet-pruned vineyard gives concentration and depth of flavour, while the box-pruned vineyard gives aromatic lightness and delicate fruit aromas.

In the 2022 growing season, a cool and dry summer yielded concentration and even ripeness. The fruit arrived in excellent condition at the winery.

The wine

To make our rosé, we leave crushed grapes in contact with their skins for one to two hours before each pressing. 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.

Aromas of strawberries, watermelon, and black currant are underlined by a crisp, dry mineral finish. This is a perfect wine alongside the braai. Serve chilled.