Wines  Noble Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Other recent vintages:  2018   2017   2016   2015   All vintages

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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   R 199 per bottle
  • South Africa    Simonsberg    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 86%
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Cabernet Franc
    Petit Verdot
  • Production
      55 x 225 l barrels
  • Award
      93 points, Tim Atkin MW
  • Award
      Double Gold, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards

In the vines

The average age of our 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. 2020 was notable for a cool spring, moderate weather, and even ripening. The vintage shows confidence and balance.

The wine

Our estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have intense colour and structure, making a light touch the cornerstone of our cellar practices. We 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.

South Africa may be defined as a New World wine producer but this can be a bit of a misnomer: our vineyards are planted in some of the world’s oldest soils. The decomposed granite soils that define our vineyards give this wine an earthy, cool and distinctively Old World character. We taste black fruit, cedar, and a hint of spice. This wine should age elegantly and show increased refinement through at least 2030.

  • Alcohol
  • Organic in conversion
  • pH
  • Residual sugar
      3.0 g/l
  • Total SO2
      74 mg/l
  • Vegan

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