Nepenthe

 

Chardonnay

Altitude range

A fresh and elegant wine with pure fruit flavours of nectarine enhanced by crisp citrus acidity and a long, dry finish.

A great example of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, with minimalist winemaking techniques allowing the varietal and regional qualities to reflect in the wine. The fruit is sourced from two vineyards, situated at Lenswood and Echunga with each contributing unique nuances to the flavour profile of the wine. A fresh and elegant wine with pure fruit flavours of nectarine enhanced by crisp citrus acidity and a long, dry finish. A small proportion of the wine is fermented in oak barrels to add complexity and texture to the wine.

Tasting notes
Press and Awards

Vintage 2015 – Gold
China Wine and Spirits Awards

Vintage 2013 – 92 points
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2016

Vintage 2012 – TOP 40 BEST BUY
Winestate Magazine May/June 2013

Vintage 2010 – 91 POINTS
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2012

Vintage 2010 – SILVER
Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Vintage 2010 – WINE OF THE WEEK
90 /100- Huon Hooke, ‘Tastings’ – Sydney Morning Herald
“Excellent modern Australian Chardonnay” 8th Feb 2011

Vintage 2010 – 91 POINTS
Australian Gourmet Traveller – 100 Top New Releases “A restrained, fruit-driven Chardonnay with heaps of drinkability and a great price. The aromas are clean and simple, with herbal and melon but no obvious oaky notes, and grapefruit which builds on the palate. It’s soft delicate and intense.” Huon Hooke May 2011

Goes well with

Frittata
Oily white fish
Light chicken dishes

Recipes

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