Wines  Noble Hill Syrah 2016

Other recent vintages:  2017   2015   2014   2013   All vintages

Our Syrah shows umami in spades: a velvety structure with fine tannins, black pepper, and olive purée. We add a bit of Mourvèdre and Viognier to bring out the grape’s subtle floral aromas & earthy notes. Perfect for roast meat or venison.

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  • South Africa    Paarl    Simonsberg-Paarl

  • 92%

    Syrah

      6%

    Mourvèdre

      2%

    Viognier

     
  • Production

      79 x 225 liter barrels
  • Award

      4 Stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide
  • Award

      90 points, Tim Atkin MW
  • Award

      93 points, South African Wine Index
  • Award

      Bronze Medal, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
  • Award

      Bronze Medal, Old Mutual Wine Show
  • Award

      Gold Medal, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards
  • Award

      Silver Medal, Texsom International Wine Awards
  • Award

      Silver Medal, Veritas Awards
  • Award

      Silver Medal, Veritas Awards

In the vines

This is our largest planting by area, with three vineyards totalling six hectares. Each vineyard has distinct character in terms of its elevation, aspect, soil, rootstock, and clone which gives us flexibility in creating deep, complex, and balanced wines. Syrah is exceptionally well-suited to our microclimate and thrives in the granite rich soils that dominate our landscape.

The wine

At harvest, fruit is hand-sorted twice, lightly crushed, and cold soaked for nearly a week before the start of fermentation. This allows the flavours and colours contained within the skins to soak into the wine gently and naturally. The wine is oxygenated daily via remontage and délestage before being racked into 225l French oak barrels at the end of primary fermentation. The wine remained in barrel during malolactic fermentation and for 18 months of maturation before bottling.

This Syrah reminds us of fresh black cherries, liquorice, and dark chocolate: a perfect match for rich flavours. The wine is smooth and balanced to delight the connoisseur and convert the newcomer. The oak is well-integrated and will age through 2021 or beyond. Some sedimentation may occur in bottle.

  • Alcohol

      14.0%
  • Alcohol

      14.0% %
  • Origin

      Simonsberg-Paarl
  • pH

      3.66
  • Residual sugar

      2.5 g/l g/l
  • Total acid

      4.8 g/l g/l

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