Ghost Corner is a range of wines that linger on the palate, evoking a sense of mysteries past. These are unique wines from an extreme terroir at the southernmost tip of Africa.

History

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.

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Ghost Corner Wines

Naturally fermented sauvignon blanc. Enticing aromas of fleshy white pear and quince with an illusion of sweetness. Ten 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.

ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards ’18 – Platinum : 98.4 points
  • Sommelier Wine Awards ’20 : Gold – 2018 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4.5 Stars – 2018 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’19 Report : 93 points – 2018 vintage
  • Old Mutual Wine Trophy ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Concours Mondial du Bruxelles : Silver Medal – 2017 vintage
  • Veritas ’18 : Gold – 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin ’18 : 94 points – 2017 vintage

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

ACCOLADES
  • SAWI Awards ’18 : Platinum – 2018 vintage
  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Grand Slam : 100 points
  • SAWi Awards ’17 – Top Ranking Sauvignon Blanc : 3rd Position
  • Sommelier Wine Awards ’20 : Silver – 2019 vintage
  • FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition ’19 : Top 10 – 2019 vintage
  • Concours du Sauvignon ’20 : Gold – 2019 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4.5 stars – 2018 vintage
  • Veritas ’19 : Gold – 2018 vintage
  • Novare SA Terroir Award ’19 Kaap Agulhas District : Top Sauvignon Blanc – 2018 vintage

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. This wine is especially well suited for strong seafood flavours such as yellowtail, scallops or snoek, as well as lightly smoked meat and rich pork dishes.

ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards ’18 – Platinum : 97.2 points
  • Sommelier Wine Awards ’20 : Bronze – 2017 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4.5 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Veritas ’19 : Gold – 2017 vintage
  • Novare SA Terroir Award ’19 Kaap Agulhas District : Top Semillon – 2017 vintage
  • Novare Terroir Wine Awards ’19 : National Winner – 2017 vintage
  • Platter’s Wine Guide ’19 : 4.5 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin Report ’18 : 94 points – 2017 vintage
  • SA Terroir Wine Awards ’17 : Top Semillon

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. To be enjoyed on its own, but well paired with a mushroom soup or crispy duck and chicken dishes. A wine to be aged for another 3 – 5 years.

ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards ’18 – Grand Gold : 93.1
  • Sommelier Wine Awards ’20 : Commended – 2017 vintage
  • Veritas ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Novare SA Terroir Award ’19 Kaap Agulhas District : Top Pinot Noir – 2017 vintage
  • Old Mutual Wine Trophy ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Veritas ’18 : Bronz – 2017 vintage
  • Platter’s Wine Guide ’19 : 4.5 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Veritas ’18 : Silver – 2016 vintage
  • Walker Bay and Cape Agulhas Districts Terroir Awards ’18 : Top Pinot Noir – 2016 vintage

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 Sauvignon blanc and Semillon. Ripe asparagus notes from the Sauvignon blanc complement the green fig and dusty elements from the Semillon. A complex wine with well-balanced oak with a refreshing, smooth finish. Enjoyed with roast chicken or fresh seafood.

ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards ’18 – Platinum : 98.2
  • Sommelier Wine Awards ’20 : Gold – 2017 vintage
  • Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’20 : 4.5 stars – 2017 vintage
  • Veritas ’19 : Gold – 2017 vintage
  • Old Mutual Wine Trophy ’19 : Silver – 2017 vintage
  • Platter’s Wine Guide : 4.5 Stars – 2017 vintage
  • Michelangelo ’18 : Double Gold – 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin Report ’18 : 95 Points – 2017 vintage
  • NWC Top 100 ’19 : Double Gold – 2017 vintage