Field Atlas reflects Noble Hill's deep connection with the soils of the Simonsberg. Whole bunches are co-fermented from selected vineyards to balance lightness & structure. Floral, black pepper, & olive purée aromas underlined by umami and earth.

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  • South Africa    Simonsberg    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 90%
    Syrah
      8%
    Mourvèdre
      2%
    Viognier
     
  • Alcohol
      13.5%
  • Certified sustainable
  • Natural wine
  • Oak
      18 months in old French oak barrels
  • Organic in conversion
  • Production
      1,500 cases
  • Residual sugar
      4.2
  • Vegan
  • Award
      4.5 stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide (2018 vintage)
  • Award
      90 points, Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
  • Award
      93 Points, Platter's South African Wine Guide (2018 vintage)
  • Award
      93 points, South African Wine Index
  • Award
      Double Gold Medal, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards (2017 vintage)

In the vines

Field Atlas is a unique blend that begins in Noble Hill's estate vineyards. They pick Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache Noir, & Viognier vineyards concurrently for co-fermentation. Each vineyard is carefully selected for is compatibility in the field blend. Each vineyard’s unique elevation, aspect, and soil gives flexibility in creating a harmonious, cohesive, and delicate wine. 2018 was notable for dry conditions and moderate yields. The vintage shows concentrated characters, with good ripeness.

The wine

At harvest, fruit is hand-sorted, lightly crushed, and cold soaked to allow the flavours and colours in the grapes’ skins to soak into the wine gently and naturally. A significant tporportion of whole clusters are added to the fermentation for partial carbonic maceration. The wine is oxygenated daily via remontage and délestage before being racked into large format concrete tanks and 225l French oak barrels at the end of primary fermentation. The wine is matured for 18 months before bottling.

Field Atlas reminds us of fresh black cherries, liquorice, and black pepper. The wine is delicate, smooth and balanced. The oak is well- integrated and will age through at least 2025. Produced in respect of natural processes, some sedimentation may occur in bottle.