David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2009

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2009

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.

Ideally suited to food.

variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Elim
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.131  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 90 points
International Wine Challenge 2011: Bronze Medal
SA Terroir Awards:
2010 - Semillon Trophy
2009 - Semillon Trophy
2008 - Semillon Trophy
Top 100 SA Wines Awards 2011: Winner

ageing : Will develop beautifully in the next 3 to 4 years

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 2009
Yield: 5t/ha

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: 28 days
Period in wood: 4 months
Wood: Medium toast - Allier - Burgundy coopers

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