Nepenthe `Altitude` Tempranillo 2014 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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Tempranillo is well-known as the great grape of the famous Spanish Rioja wines. It was virtually unheard of in the Adelaide Hills before Nepenthe planted Tempranillo vines at Charleston in 1998. However it is remarkably well-suited to the region, as it ripens early, loves altitude and thrives in the cool climate conditions. In making the Nepenthe Tempranillo, focus is placed on creating a wine that is a true reflection of this great variety in the Adelaide Hills, with simple winemaking techniques and the use of older oak barrels.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 92 + Special Value Star, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2017

Winery Tasting Notes


Bright red with purple hues.


A complex amalgam of vibrant fruit characters of raspberry, strawberry and blueberry with underlying savoury notes such as herbs and leather.


Raspberry and blueberry fruit flavours combine with a savoury earthiness and subtle spice. The finish is complex, savoury and long.

Cellaring Potential

Can be callared from 5 to 8 years.

Food Matching

Tempranillo is best suited to Spanish tapas, barbequed meat and pizza.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
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Winery Profile

5 Red Star Winery - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014

Nepenthe quickly established its reputation as a producer of high quality wines, but when founder Ed Tweddell died unexpectedly in 2006, the business was purchased by McGuigan Simeon the following year. The winery was closed in 09, and winemaking operations transferred to Australian Vintage, McGuigan Simeons principal SA winery. (The Nepenthe winery has since been purchased by Peter Leske and Mark Kozned, and provides contract winemaking services via their Revenir venture.) Nepenthe has over 100ha of close-planted vineyards spread over four vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, with an exotic array of varieties. Exports to the UK, the US and other major markets.James Halliday

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