CWG Ghost Corner Semillon 2011

CWG Ghost Corner Semillon 2011

The cool maritime climate of Elim expresses elegant aromas of green fig, nettles and dusty dry fynbos with a distinctive minerality. The fermentation in French oak has added complexity and length with smokey bacon nuances. A well-balanced wine with a crisp acidity.

Ideal with fresh seafood, or on its own.

variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Elim
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.46 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.93 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Novare SA Terrior Wine Awards 2013: Walker Bay & Cape Agulhas Districts - Top Semillon

ageing : Best enjoyed 4-6 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : At l'Agulhas, Africa's southernmost village, the seas are treacherous and the shores notorious for their shipwrecks. In this wild and magical landscape with its rich history, the Ghost Corner vineyards lie nestled in a protected alcove. Thanks to the strong breezes from the cool Atlantic Ocean, Elim is the coolest wine-producing area in South Africa. This allows David Nieuwoudt to craft wines of great concentration and complexity at Cederberg Private Cellar.

in the cellar : Cold maceration for 4 days was followed by pump overs every 6 hours. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in new French oak where it matured for 15 months. Unfiltered, this is a selection of the best 3 barrels.

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