David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2010

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2010

This cool climate Semillon displays a bouquet reminiscent of white fruit, fig leaf and nettles while carrying an underlying earthiness with it. It offers a well-rounded palate where all the flavours come to the fore, held together by its backbone acidity with a pleasing aftertaste that exhibits an earthy minerality. A small amount of French oak adds another layer of silky complexity to this well crafted wine.

This wine is especially well suited for strong seafood flavours such as yellowtail, scallops or snoek, as well as lightly smoked meat.

variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Elim
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  


2012 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show : Silver
Since the first release the '07, '08 and '09 vintages were awarded the Semillon trophy at the annual SA Terroir Wine Awards.
International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) '11: Gold – 2009 vintage
SA Top 100 '11 - 2009 vintage

ageing : 3 to 5 years after release

in the vineyard : Facing: South
Soil Type: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age of Vines: 10 years
Vineyard area: 1.5ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigated: Supplementary
Clone: SH1 on Richter 99

about the harvest: Degree Balling at Harvest: Early morning harvested at 22.5° Balling
Harvest Date: 3 March 2011
Yield: 5t/ha

in the cellar : Vinification: Reductive style, cold crush 8ºC Skin contact for 8 hours, pressing, only free run juice used. Settle for 2 days at 10ºC.
Fermentation: 28 days in stainless steel tank - 70%
30% fermented in 1st and 2nd fill 300ltr French oak barrels for 3 months before blending at 12ºC with selected yeast strains. 5 Month lees contact, weekly tank and barrel bâttonage.
Wood: Medium toast - Allier forests - Burgandy coopers
Optimum Drinking Time: 3 - 5 years after release

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