Escalating down the slopes of the Elgin Valley, South Hill Wine Estate’s 59 hectares take full advantage of the cool climate to produce some of the best wines in South Africa. Other regions in the world-renowned for their cool climate vineyards include New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany and most noticeably, Champagne.

Already gaining critical acclaim is the South Hill Dry Shiraz Rosé 2022. With 100% Shiraz, and derived from a 2005 rootstock vine, the wine was made from grapes which were specifically harvested with rosé in mind – in other words, not made from a ‘bled juice’.

The fruit was destemmed, crushed and received an average of one-hour skin contact in the press before the pressing cycle commenced. The limited skin contact period was conducted to minimise harsh phenolics and give the wine an attractive bright cherry hue.

Being refreshingly dry, this wine is perfect for the summer! The nose bursts with ripe fresh cherry and chopped strawberries, followed by a crisp, refreshing palette. Perfect on its own, yet also pairs beautifully with lightly fragrant dishes, such as curries, through to deserts such as a strawberry panna cotta.

For more information on South Hill Vineyards, please visit https://southhill.co.za/ or call  (+27) 21 844 0888.

SOUTH HILL VINEYARDS

South Hill is situated 10km from the Atlantic Ocean, at an altitude of 300 rising to 500 metres above sea level. The Elgin estate offers an art gallery and restaurant, as well as a variety of luxury accommodation options. With its lush, indigenous gardens, vineyards and mountain backdrop, it is a popular venue for weddings, conferences and other functions. But with about 24 of the farm’s 59 hectares under vine, South Hill’s main focus had been producing grapes for many premium Western Cape wineries as well as its own highly regarded ranges of cool climate-styled wines: South Hill, Kevin King and the reserve King of the Hill.