The Roots and Terroir of Black Marble Hill
Black Marble Hill is a vineyard within the esteemed Paarl wine region within the Rhebokskloof Estate. The vineyard gets its name from the distinctive black marble soil that dominates its landscape. This rare soil composes of ancient shale and fragments of black marble. As a result, it imparts a unique mineral character and complexity to the wines. This is what sets it apart from others.
Furthermore, the microclimate surrounding Black Marble Hill is Mediterranean, with warm, arid summers and refreshing breezes from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. This optimal climate, combined with significant diurnal temperature variations, promotes slow grape ripening. It allows for optimal flavour development and the preservation of natural acidity in the fruit.