David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2012

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2012

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 and rich pork dishes.

variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Elim
analysis : alc : 13.46 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.2  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Platter SA Wine Guide’14: Four star - 2011 vintage 
SA Wine Index Awards’13: Best in category & Platinum - 2011 vintage 
International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) ’12:
Gold Outstanding - 2011 vintage 
IWSC’11: Gold - 2009 vintage 
Top 100 SA Wines’13 - 2011 vintage 
Since the first release the ’07,’08, ’09, ’10 and ’11 vintages were awarded the Semillon trophy at the annual SA Terroir Wine Awards.

ageing : 3 - 5 years after release

in the vineyard : Facing: South
Soil types: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age and origin of vines: 12 years, Elim ward
Vineyard area 1.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 5 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: dd1

about the harvest: Harvest date: 29 February 2012
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 22.5ºB

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 300 litre
French oak barrels for 3 months before blending at 12ºC with selected yeast strains
Lees contact: 5 month lees contact, weekly tank and barrel bâttonage
Barrel maturation: Medium toast barrels - Allier forests - Burgundy coopers, 300 litre barrels

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale