Nepenthe `Altitude` Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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Overview

Vintage Notes

Wines from the 2017 Adelaide Hills vintage will long be remembered for their extraordinary quality and depth of flavour. Above average rainfall during winter of 2016 created perfect growing conditions. The cold, moist spring was ideal for flowering and fruit set and this cool trend continued through summer and into autumn when the grapes were picked. Below average mean temperatures slowed down fruit ripening during summer resulting in a delayed harvest but ensured optimum vine balance and production of intense colour, flavours and aromas in the grapes. Harvest commenced in late February, and was completed on 20th April 2017. Jurie Germishuys – Viticulturist

Winemaking Notes

The grapes are sourced from multiple vineyards throughout the Adelaide Hills to ensure depth and complexity. After being harvested in the cool of the night, the parcels were pressed and the juice was gently clarified. A variety of yeasts were used to increase complexity and diversity of flavour. Once fermentation was complete, the parcels were fined and blended to create a wine displaying vibrant fruit flavour and intensity. James Evers - Winemaker

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with lime green hints

Aroma

Passionfruit and gooseberry aromas dominate with hints of fresh cut grass and green apple.

Palate

Intense yet elegant wine with great depth of flavour that is both lifted and zesty.  A lively acid backbone ensures a persistent, long finish.

Cellaring Potential

Drink now! Serving suggestion: Perfect with seafood such as oysters, lobster, salt and pepper squid and white fleshed fish. Also, try with Sushi, fresh goat’s cheese, chicken salad or tomato based dishes.

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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In 1994, the Tweddell family purchased a premium property in the sub-region of Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills.  The property was carefully selected and planted to 24 hectares of vines with the intent of producing premium wine.  Proven varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc were planted, as well as interesting varieties such as Zinfandel and Pinot Gris.  In 1996, Nepenthe received approval to build its winery, only the second in the Adelaide hills at the time (the first being Petaluma in 1978).

In the backdrop of the cool heights of the Adelaide Hills, we started producing some soul reposing potions of our own: uncompromising wines of outstanding quality and internationally recognised distinction. Wines that, strangely enough, have been impressing both critics and consumers with their varietal faithfulness and subtle Adelaide Hills nuances.

From the beginning, our wines have received positive review from the press and numerous medals on the show circuit.In the first few vintages, Nepenthe wines featured in James Halliday’s Top 100, The UK Times Top 100, The Advertiser Top 100, The International Wine Challenge as well as many other feature media articles.

The success of the wines is evident in the market place.  Currently,  Nepenthe sell nationally and our wines are exported to the United Kingdom, USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Canada, Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, Denmark and Croatia. In all these markets the press and public have warmly received Nepenthe wines.

Due to this demand, in 1997 Nepenthe acquired a property in Charleston within the Adelaide Hills and has planted a further 43 hectares of vineyard. Then in 2002 a 25 hectare vineyard was acquired in Balhannah (where our cellar door is located), and in 2005 Nepenthe acquired its latest vineyard, 38 hectares in Hahndorf, with room for further expansion.

Nepenthe also sources fruit from a variety of vineyards throughout the hills. Most fruit Nepenthe receives is managed by Nepenthe Viticulture, part of the Nepenthe Group. This company ensures that Nepenthe only receives the highest quality fruit, ensuring strict control of the grapes that make our award winning wines.

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