David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2011

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2011

An aromatic Semillon displaying aromas of green fig, white fruit and nettles characteristic of the cool climate in Elim. A distinct minerality with a slight earthiness on the nose that follows through onto the palate. A small amount of French oak adds a hint of smokiness leading to a creamy palate with a crisp acidity.

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 : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Veritas Wine Awards 2013 - Gold
International Wine and Spirit Competition 2013- Silver Outstanding
Novare SA Terrior Wine Awards 2013: Walker Bay & Cape Agulhas District - Top Semillon
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Commended
Top 100 SA Wines 2013 - 2011 Vintage
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver
Since the first release the 2007, 2008 and 2009 vintages were awarded the Semillon trophy at the annual SA Terroir Wine Awards.
International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2011: Gold – 2009 vintage
SA Top 100 2011 - 2009 vintage

ageing : 3 to 5 years after releasebr /

in the vineyard : Facing: South
Soil Type: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age of Vines: 11 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

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