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Ghost Corner Bowline 2012
The extreme and mysterious landscape at the southernmost tip of Africa has been the inspiration for the Ghost Corner wines. More than 130 ships have found their last resting place in these trecherous waters where compass readings show no deviation between magnetic and true north and navigation was just about impossible on dark and stormy nights.
Inland from this dramatic coastline, in the Elim Ward, lies the vineyards where David Nieuwoudt is making the most of excellent growing conditions, cooling south-easterly breezes and extreme climate. The deep lime-rich soil with plentiful slate and gravel deposits give rise to the exceptional Ghost Corner wines.
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. A complex wine with well-balanced oak, and a refreshingly smooth finish.