Nepenthe

 

Shiraz

Altitude range

Vibrant fruit aromas, elegant palate, velvety tannins and a long, structured finish.

Cool climate Shiraz has been rapidly growing in reputation over the past few years. At Nepenthe we saw the potential for Shiraz in the Adelaide Hills when vines were planted at our Hahndorf vineyard in 1999. It’s an ideal site for Shiraz with high altitude, low vigour soils and northerly aspect.

The grapes are pickled in the cool of the night and transported to the winery where they are de-stemmed and crushed. Fermented in open top vats and then pressed, the wine is transferred to a mixture of French and American oak barrel for 16 months.  A traditional cool climate Shiraz with a mid-weight, elegant palate of raspberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours with subtle sweet vanilla oak notes, velvety tannins and a long, structured finish.

Tasting notes
Press and Awards

Vintage 2010 – 94 Points
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2014
“A compelling example of cool-grown Shiraz.”

Vintage 2010 – 94 Points
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2013
“Truly medium- bodied and crunchy red fruit personality. Outstanding value for money.”

Vintage 2010 – Top 40 Best Buys
Winestate Magazine May/June 2013

Vintage 2010 – Gold
GOLD – Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2011

Vintage 2010 – Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

Vintage 2010 – Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

Vintage 2010 – Gold
Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2011

Vintage 2010 – 94 Points
James Halliday’s Top 100, Weekend Australian Nov 2012

Vintage 2010 – Recommended
Winewise Feb 2012

Goes well with

BBQ
Pizza
Beef Stir Fry
Cheese Platter

Recipes

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