Our Sauvignon Blanc ‘Petraea’ is named for the species of oak used in French wine barrels. For over a decade Nepenthe has been a leader in Sauvignon Blanc in Australia. We continuously look to innovate and improve our wines and the Petraea represents the next step in Sauvignon Blanc for us. The wine is matured in large format French oak creating a style that is rich, powerful and textured. Petraea is a wine for food, a wine for special occasions, its Sauvignon Blanc with a difference.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
The wine spent 6 months in a 2500l French cask, sufficient to make 275 dozen. It's a pity there isn't more, for this is a really attractive and complex wine; there is an intense mix of citrus (grapefruit and lemon) flavours on the one hand and tropical fruits (notably passionfruit and gooseberry) on the other; the oak provides texture rather than flavour, and the length of the palate reflects this.Rating 94 -James Halliday, 28 July 2014.
Winery Tasting Notes
A subtle, complex bouquet of passion fruit and gooseberry with toasted oak characters from oak aging and hints of roasted capsicum.
The palate if the Petraea is characterised by texture, complexity and length. Tropical flavours mix with fresh, grassy characters which are complemented by a generous creamy palate weight and a good acid backbone.
Enjoy the Petraea with oily fish such as Salmon or tuna, rich chicken dishes and Sushi. It will also match well to lighter cheese such as fresh mozzarella, haloumi and fetta.