David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2008

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2008

Distinctive cool-climate minerals, nettles, figs and dusty dry fynbos express Elim provenance. Small proportion fermented in new French oak added complexity and length with smokey bacon aromas. Firm acidity for mouth watering freshness.


variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Elim
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 7.1 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Decanter World Wine Awards 2009: Silver Medal
SA Terroir Awards 2009 Semillon Trophy
South African Terroir Awards 2009: Semillon Varietal Trophy
John Platter wine guide 2010: 4 stars
IWSC 2009: Silver

ageing : Maturation Potential: Optimum 3 - 5 years.

in the vineyard : In the Vineyard
Facing: South
Soil Type: Bokkeveld slate and gravel
Age of Vines: 8 years
Vineyard area: 1.5ha
Trellised: Extended Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SH1 on Richter 99.

about the harvest: Degree Balling at Harves: 22.8° Balling
Harvest Date: 3 march 2008.

in the cellar : Fermentation: Skin contact for 8 hours - Only free run juice used – Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks – 30% fermented in new 300 liter French oak barrels for 4 months before blending.
Fermentation Temperature: 12° C
Fermentation days: 28days
Period in wood: 5 months
Will develop beautifully in the next 3 to 4 years.

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