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Ghost Corner Semillon 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
David Nieuwoudt
Main Variety
Semillon
Appellation
Elim
Alcohol
13.0 %vol
pH
3.38
RS
2.7 g/l
TA
6.6 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White

Accolades

SAWi Awards '17 - Platinum
NWC/Top 100 SA '16: Top 100/Double Silver - 2015 vintage
Tim Atkin '15: 93 points - 2014 vintage
Platter SA Wine Guide '16: 4.5 star - 2013 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '15: Silver - 2013 vintage
SA Wine Index Awards '15: Platinum, Top Semillon
Top 100 SA Wines '15: Top 100 - 2013 vintage
Veritas '14: Gold - 2013 vintage
SA Terroir Wine Awards '14: National winner - 2012 vintage
Tim Atkin '14: 93 points - 2012 vintage
Top 100 SA Wines '14: Top 100 - 2012 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '14: 4 stars - 2011 vintage
SA Wine Index Awards '13: Best in category & Platinum - 2011 vintage
IWSC '12: Gold Outstanding - 2011 vintage
Top 100 SA Wines '13: - 2011 vintage
Since the first release the '07, '08, '09, '10, '11 and '12 vintages were awarded the Semillon trophy at the annual SA Terroir

Tasting Notes

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

Ageing Potential

3 - 5 years after release

Blend Information

100% Semillon

Food Suggestions

This wine is especially well suited for strongseafood flavours such as yellowtail, scallops or snoek, as well as lightlysmoked meat and rich pork dishes.

In The Vineyard

Facing: South
Soil types: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age of vines: 15 years, Elim ward
Vineyard area: 1.5 ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: dd1

About The Harvest

Harvest date: 25 February 2015
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 22.5° B
Yield per hectare: 5t/ha

In The Cellar

Reductive style, cold crush 8° C, skin contact for 8 hours, pressing, only free run juice used, settle for 2 days at 10° C; Fermentation: 28 days in stainless steel tank, – 70%, 30% fermented in 1st and 2nd fill 225l French oak barrels for 3 months at 12°C with selected yeast strains before blending 5 month lees contact, weekly tank and barrel bâttonage. Barrel maturation: Medium toast barrels - Allier forests - Burgundy coopers, 225l barrels.

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