Ghost Corner by David Nieuwoudt is inspired by the extreme coastal area around Cape Agulhas near Elim, known as 'Spookdraai' where many ships have been wrecked and folklore claims that the ghosts of sailors who perished through the years can be seen wandering the wild waters. The wines in this range are as intriguing and extreme as the story of their origin at the southernmost tip of the Cape winelands.
Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc
Naturally fermented Sauvignon blanc. Enticing aromas of fleshy white pear and quince with an illusion of sweetness. Nine months barrel maturation gives a creamy, full-palate with beautiful length. Well paired with fresh seafood or a creamy pasta. Best enjoyed right away, but potential to age up to five years.
Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc
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.
Ghost Corner The Bowline
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. Green fig and dusty elements from the Semillon complement the ripe asparagus notes from the Sauvignon blanc.
Ghost Corner Semillon
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.
Ghost Corner Pinot Noir
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.