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Signal Hill Winery

Located in the heart of Cape Town, Signal Hill is the only city winery in the middle of a capital in the world.
Created in 1997 by Jean Vincent Ridon, Signal Hill was one of the first boutique wineries in South Africa, at a time of transition, when the world of wine and the South African wine industry rediscovered that small is beautiful.
After having been invited by the Mayor of Paris to act as the winemaker for the world famous Paris vineyard "Clos Montmartre", Jean Vincent Ridon planted the Cape Town counterpart, the only vineyard on the historic slopes of Cape Town, the Clos d'Oranje.
Since their initial releases, Signal Hill wines have received awards worldwide, including the highest rating ever given to a South African wine in France and in the USA ( Revue du Vin de France 18/20 for Clos d'Oranje - Steven Tanzer 96/100 for the Eszencia ).
Signal Hill Winery is famous worldwide for its range of experimental wines, and for pioneering unusual varietals, new styles or the revival of lost jewels ... Vive la Difference

Signal Hill Semillon 2011 "Old Vines"
Only 785 bottles produced.
Original South African grape, even if it can be found in Bordeaux as part of the blend with the Sauvignon Blanc. This very old vineyard, probably more than 50 years old, produce a very very small crop. Fermented in new oak barrels, it was kept on the lees for more than 3 years to allow a perfect creaminess on the palate. It allowed the new oak to be perfectly integrated as well. This semillon is a Classic with huge palate weight but a great balance. Perfect for white meats and spicy food.

Signal Hill Grenache (Noir) 2014 "Durbanville"
Only 590 bottles produced.
From the deep soil of this cool climate, Grenache can prove why its nickname is "The Pinot of the South"... soft, velvety, powerful, with cherry and blackcurrant fruit, a perfect food matcher, with no visible harsh tannins... Open tank fermented, classic low oxygen fermentation, with feet crushing and stomping, but no pump over... this is a delicate berry... not cabernet sauvignon... so we must respect the fruit to extract the finesse only... Completely unknown to the South African market, Grenache Noir is perfectly adapted to local conditions... when you know how to handle the fruit.

Signal Hill Carignan 2012 "Old Bush Vines"
Only 730 bottles produced.
Notes to follow.
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