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Platter Guide 4.5 stars (2019)
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 climate terroir of Elim where the grapes are sourced. 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.
This is a wine that will stand up to many of those foods that are often tough to pair. Capers are always a tough one – this is your wine. Aahh! Salad niçoise or a great tartare and Mexican salsas (raw) – do the dance afterwards or during. Asparagus in all shapes and ways. Tartare sauce
Winemaker David Nieuwoudt created the Ghost Corner brand in 2007, initially starting off with a Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc and adding three new wines in 2012: The Bowline, a Sauvignon blanc and Semillon blend; Ghost Corner Pinot Noir; and Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc, a Sauvignon blanc naturally fermented in older barrels. Every year David selects a small quantity of grapes from vineyards in the Elim ward near Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of Africa. Ghost Corner takes its name from this treacherous coastline where more than 130 ships have been shipwrecked through the ages. The deep lime-rich soil with plentiful slate and gravel deposits in Elim’s maritime climate gives rise to exceptional white wines.
Painstaking fruit selection and skilled winemaking using reductive cellar techniques has resulted in the Sauvignon Blanc seamlessly incorporating the very best that the Old and New World styles have...
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