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Ghost Corner The Bowline 2016

Sailors call the bowline the ‘king of knots’- a strong simple knot that symbolises union, completion and eternal devotion. This white blend ‘ties the knot’ between Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc to produce our flagship. The Bowline. Green fig and dusty elements from the Semillon complement the ripe asparagus notes from the Sauvignon Blanc. A complex wine with well balanced oak with a refreshing, smooth finish.

Enjoyed with roast chicken or fresh seafood.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 63% Sauvignon, 37% Semillon
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Elim
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Concours Mondial Du Sauvignon 2018: Gold - 2016 vintage
Platter's Wine Guide 2018: 4½ stars - 2016 vintage
Veritas 2017: Double Gold - 2016 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2017: Gold - 2017 vintage
Tim Atkin 2017: 94 points - 2016 vintage
Stephen Tanzer USA 2017: 91 points - 2015 vintage
NWC/Top 100 SA Wines 2017: Top100/Double Platinum - 2015 vintage
Decanter Wine World Awards 2017: Silver - 2015 vintage
Veritas 2016: Gold - 2015 vintage
IWSC 2016: Silver Outstanding - 2015 vintage

ageing : A wine to cellar for 3 - 5years.

in the vineyard : Facing: South
Soil types: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age and origin of vines: 15years, Elim Ward
Vineyard Area 12 Ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigated: Supplementary
Clone: DD1, SB159, 317

about the harvest: Harvest date: 28 January - 23 February 2016
Degree Balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested
Semillon at 22.5° B | Sauvignon Blanc 22° - 23.5° B
Yield: 8t/ha

in the cellar : Each cultivar has been vinified separately - made in a reductive style; Fermentation: Grapes are cold crushed at 8°C, skin contact for 8 hours, pressing, only free run juice used, settle for 2 days at 10° C; Lees contact: 43% sauvignon blanc fermented and kept in stainless steel tank for 10 months before blending with 20% wooded sauvignon blanc & 37% wooded Semillon. In oak for 10 months. 30% 1st, 30% 2nd & 30% 3rd fill French oak barrels used 63% sauvignon blanc, 37% semillon; Barrel maturation: Barrels are medium toast; tight grain - Burgundy coopers, 400l barrels

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