David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2012

A beautifully crafted Pinot noir with prominent red fruit of ripe cherries and sweet raspberries with an undertone of earthy, mushroom nuances. A silky palate with berries and delicate oak components following through

To be enjoyed on its own, but well paired with a creamy mushroom soup or crispy duck.

variety : Pinot Noir | 100% Pinot Noir
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : 0  size : 0  closure : 0  

ageing : A wine to be aged for another 3- 5years.

in the vineyard : Facing: South
Soil types: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age and origin of vines: 10 years, Elim Ward
Vineyard Area 1.2 Ha
Yield per Ha: 5 t/Ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigated: Supplementary
Clone: PN9D, PN459 & PN115

about the harvest: Harvest date: 11 Feb - 14 February 2012, each clone picked separately.
Degree Balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested
Pinot noir 23 - 23.5 ˚B

in the cellar : Vinification: 3 days cold soaking in open fermenter. Fermentation starts naturally, then inoculated with selected burgundy yeast.
Fermentation: 2 pump over and 2 punch downs done daily during peak fermentation. Maximum temperature 28 degrees. End of fermentation little to no pump overs only punch downs.
Wood: Burgundy coopers -11 months. 20% new oak, 20% 2nd fill, 30% 3rd fill & 30% 4th fill French oak barrels.

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