David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner The Bowline 2012

Sailors call the bowline the ‘king of knots’- a strong simple knot that symbolises union, completion and eternal devotion. This white blend ‘ties the knot’ between Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc to produce our flagship. The Bowline. Green fig and dusty elements from the Semillon complement the ripe asparagus notes from the Sauvignon Blanc. A complex wine with well balanced oak with a refreshing, smooth finish.

Enjoyed with roast chicken or fresh seafood.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 48% Semillon, 52% Sauvignon
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.8 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 6.7 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Michelangelo International Wine Awards, SA 2013 - Silver

ageing : A wine to cellar for 3 - 5years.

in the vineyard : Facing: South
Soil types: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age and origin of vines: 12 years, Elim Ward
Vineyard Area 12 Ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigated: Supplementary
Clone: Sem, SB159,317

about the harvest: Harvest date: 19 Feb - 15 March 2012
Degree Balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested
Yield: 5t/ha
Semillon at 22.5° B | Sauvignon blanc 22 – 23.5° B

in the cellar : Each cultivar has been vinified separately. Reductive style, cold crush 8ºC Skin contact for 8 hours, Pressing, only free run juice used. Settle for 2 days at 10º C. Semillon taken to 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels, fermented and matured in barrel for 9 months. Sauvignon Blanc specially selected is fermented and kept in stainless steel tank for 9 months before blending.

48% Semillon, 52% Sauvignon Barrels are medium toast; tight grain- Burgundy coopers

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