Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2015

A unique Sauvignon blanc that cannot be compared to any other. Powerful concentrated layers of green figs and gooseberries, with a touch of grapefruit, fynbos and a steely minerality on the palate. A reflection of the cool maritime climate of Elim where the grapes are sourced

This wine can stand its own against any great seafood or poultry dishes.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Elim
analysis : alc : 13.37 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Vivino Wine Style Awards '18 - 4.3 stars 
SAWi Awards '17 - Platinum
IWSC '16: Silver Outstanding - 2015 vintage
NWC/Top 100 SA '16: Top 100/Double Silver - 2015 vintage
Decanter Wold Wine Awards '16: Gold - 2015 vintage
Concours Mondial du Sauvignon '16: Gold - 2015 vintage
Veritas '15: Double Gold - 2015 vintage
SA Terroir Wine Awards '15: Top Sauvignon Blanc - 2015 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards '15: Silver - 2015 vintage
Platter SA Wine Guide '16: Five Star - 2014 vintage
Michelangelo International Wine Awards '14: Silver - 2014 vintage
IWSC '15: Silver - 2014 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '15: Silver - 2014 vintage
Sommelier Wine Awards '15: Bronze - 2014 vintage
International Wine Challenge '15: Bronze - 2014 vintage
Michelangelo International Wine Awards '14: Silver - 2013 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '14: Silver - 2013 vintage
Platter SA Wine Guide '15: 4.5 Star - 2013 vintage
Robert Parker '14: 88 Points - 2013 vintage
Michelangelo International Wine Awards '12: Silver - 2012 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '13: 4 stars - 2012 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '13: International Trophy for top Sauvignon Blanc above £15 - 2012 vintage
Veritas '13: Gold - 2012 vintage
Platter SA Wine Guide '14: Four Star - 2012 vintage
SA Wine Index Awards '13: Platinum - 2012 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards: Regional Trophy - 2012 vintage
top 100 SA Wines '13: Top 100 - 2012 vintage
Veritas '11: Gold - 2011 vintage
FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition '11: Top 10 - 2011 vintage
Michelangelo International Wine Awards '11: Silver - 2011 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '12: 4 stars - 2011 vintage
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '12: Silver - 2011 vintage
Robert Parker's WineAdvocate, Dec '12: 89 points - 2011 vintage
Sommelier Wine Awards '12: Gold - 2011 vintage
Top 100 SA Wines '12: Top 100 - 2011 vintage
South African Terrior Awards '13: Sauvignon Blanc Varietal Trophy - 2011 vintage
SA Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc '11: Top 10 - 2011 vintage
Top 100 SA Wines '11: Top 100 - 2010 vintage
Veritas '10: Gold - 2010 vintage
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '11: Silver - 2010 vintage
Michelangelo International Wine Awards '10: Silver - 2010 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide, '11: 4 stars - 2010 vintage
Wine Magazine: 3.5 stars - 2010 vintage
Winemakers Choice, Sep '09: Diamond Award - 2009 vintage
Wine Magazine, Nov '09: 4 stars - 2009 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '10: 4 stars - 2009 vintage
Wine Magazine, Nov '08, SA Top Ten: 4 stars - 2008 vintage
Winemakers Choice, Sep '08: Diamond Award - 2008 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '09: 4 stars - 2008 vintage

ageing : Lees contact during the winemaking process creates length and richness on the aftertaste, which will progress even more over the next 2 or 3 years.

in the vineyard : Facing: South
Soil types: Bokkeveld slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age of vines: 14 years, Elim ward
Vineyard area: 12 Ha
Trellised: Extended 6 Perold
Irrigated: Supplementary
Clone: SB10, SB159, SB316 on Richter 99

about the harvest: Yield per Ha: 7 t/Ha
Harvest date: 30 January - 27 February 2015
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 21.5° - 23.5°

in the cellar : Reductive style, cold crushed at 8ºC, skin contact for 6 hours, only free run juice used, settle for 3 days at 10ºC; fermented for 21 days at 12ºC with selected yeast strain; lees contact for 5 months, tank bâttonage weekly

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