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Cabernet has grown on the granite slopes of the Simonsberg mountain for over 300 years and produces classic, elegant wines. Aromas of cassis and Moroccan mint underlined by robust tannins and a long finish.

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  • South Africa    Simonsberg    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 89%
    Cabernet Sauvignon
      6%
    Petit Verdot
      5%
    Cabernet Franc
     
  • Alcohol
      14.0%
  • Bottle maturation
      24-36
  • Certified sustainable
  • Harvest time
      February-March
  • Oak
      18 months in 10% new French oak
  • Organic in conversion
  • Production
      46 x 225 liter barrels
  • Residual sugar
      2.6
  • Soil
      Granite
  • Vegan
  • Vineyard aspect
      Northeast and northwest
  • Vineyard elevation
      170-200m
  • Vineyard planted
      1998-2000
  • Vineyard size
      6
  • Award
      91 points, Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast (2015 vintage)
  • Award
      92 points, 4.5 stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide (2017 vintage)
  • Award
      92 points, Tim Atkin (2015 vintage)
  • Award
      93 points, South African Wine Index

<p>The average age of Noble Hill's Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards is more than 20 years, meaning the vines are hardy, mature, and low-yielding. Through careful soil improvement practices and organic mulching, the vines grow evenly and produce a low yield of intense, compact berries.</p> <p>Noble Hill's estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have intense colour and structure, making a light touch the cornerstone of their 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 liter oak barrels for 18 months.</p> <p>South Africa may be defined as a New World wine producer but this can be a bit of a misnomer: the vineyards are planted in some of the world’s oldest soils. The decomposed granite soils that define Simonsberg vineyards give this wine an earthy, cool and distinctively Old World character. We taste black fruit, cedar, and a hint of spice.</p>