Wines  Noble Hill Field Atlas 2020

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Field Atlas reflects our deep connection with the soils of the Simonsberg. We co-ferment whole bunches from selected vineyards to balance lightness & structure. Floral, black pepper, & olive purée aromas underlined by umami and earth.

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   R 139 per bottle
  • South Africa    Simonsberg    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 81%
    Syrah
      17%
    Mourvèdre
      1%
    Grenache Noir
      1%
    Viognier
     
  • Production
      1,600 cases

In the vines

Field Atlas is a unique blend that begins in our estate vineyards. We field blend and co-ferment Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache Noir, & Viognier. Each vineyard is carefully selected for compatibility. Each vineyard’s unique elevation, aspect, and soil gives us flexibility in creating a harmonious, cohesive, and delicate wine.

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

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 proportion 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.

  • Alcohol
      13.5%
  • Organic in conversion
  • pH
      3.5
  • Residual sugar
      2.1 g/l
  • Total acid
      5.3 g/l
  • Vegan

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