Ghost Corner Semillon 2014

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.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.0% vol Sugar 2.6 g/l TA 6.7 g/l pH 3.37

ACCOLADES
Tim Atkin ’15: 93 points – 2014 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards ’15: Silver – 2013 vintage
SA Wine Index Awards ’15: Platinum, Top Semillon
Top 100 SA Wines ’15 – 2013 vintage
Veritas ’14: Double Gold – 2013 vintage
SA Terroir Wine Awards ’14: National winner – 2012 vintage
Tim Atkin ’14: 93 points – 2012 vintage
Top 100 SA Wines ’14 – 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 Wine Awards

VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION
Facing: South
Soil types: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age of vines: 14 years
Vineyard area: 1.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 5 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: DD1
Harvest date: 4 March 2014
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 22.5°B
Vinification: 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 for 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 months lees contact, weekly tank and barrel bâttonage; Barrel maturation: Medium toast barrels – Allier forests – Burgundy coopers, 225l barrels.
Optimum drinking time: 3 – 5 years after release.

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