Not content with making award-winning wines in the Cederberg, David Nieuwoudt spotted the huge potential of Elim, a small and promising maritime region within the Cape Agulhas district, close to South Africa’s most southerly point. Elim and the Cederberg have one thing in common and that is a cool climate. Ghost Corner’s outstanding white wines have pioneered a new style for South African white wine.
The whites are less fruity than the Cederberg range and have more green fruit and savoury characters. Skin and lees aging enhance their richness. The Bowline is made from 52% Sauvignon and 48% Semillon (fermented in and matured in barrel for 9 months) and is a complex wine with green fig flavours and a refreshing mouth feel.
Aged for 9 months in 20% new oak, the Pinot is a beautifully crafted Pinot with ripe cherries, raspberries and underlying earthy, savoury notes.