City on a Hill
Red, 2018

Coastal Region, South Africa

£25.00£30.00

City on a Hill, Red, 2018

City on a Hill
Red, 2018

Coastal Region, South Africa

£25.00£30.00

This perfumed Syrah has bright spicy notes against a backdrop of ripe red and black fruit. The elegant structure and fine mineral tannins give a nod to the Northern Rhone, but the schist and granite terroir give a warmth and spiciness that is distinct to its Swartland origins.

About City on a Hill

André Bruyns, the assistant winemaker to Swartland stars David and Nadia Sadie, started making wine under his own label City on a Hill in 2015. André wants his wines to be very specific to their site and soil type. His white grapes come from 35-year-old dryland vineyards in the Paardeberg Mountain, planted mainly with Chenin Blanc.

He farms sustainably using some organic and biodynamic practices. The granite soils enhance the stony/mineral attributes of the grapes giving rise to a focused and linear style. The wines are fermented naturally in old oak barrels to enhance the sense of place.