2017 Nepenthe Chardonnay

2017 Nepenthe Chardonnay
Item No. 209199-1
4.3 out of 5 Customer Rating
Paying homage to beautiful Adelaide Hills, this Chardonnay brings fresh and bright citrus and pineapple flavours with the lifted subtle oak complexity. Perfectly balanced by the creamy texture and tight, long finish.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$35.00
Paying homage to beautiful Adelaide Hills, this Chardonnay brings fresh and bright citrus and pineapple flavours with the lifted subtle oak complexity. Perfectly balanced by the creamy texture and tight, long finish.
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Medium Bodied

Medium Bodied

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Overview

This vintage was very mild with warm days and cool nights, with good winter and spring rains.

The grapes are handpicked in the early hours following sunrise and transported to the winery. It is then pressed very gently with the juice allowed to settle before transferred to French oak barrels to develop for 9 months, with regular stirring. Every barrel is then tasted and classified; only the finest are selected to bear the name Ithaca.
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Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Country
Australia
Cellaring
4-6 years, with age the wine will continue to soften building in body, texture and complexity.
Winemaker
James Evers
Accolades
2019 Asian Chardonnay Masters - Gold
2018 Riverina Winemakers Association Open Show - Gold
2018 National Cool Climate WS - Gold
Alcohol Volume
12.5%
pH
3.22
Residual Sugar
2.1
Total Acidity
7.2
Colour
Medium yellow
Vintage
2017

Tasting Notes

Aroma

The aromas are powerful and complex with pure fruit characters of white peach and nectarine complemented by complex secondary aromatics of nutty oak.

Palate

Generous palate weight. Flavours of stone fruit are followed by more secondary characters of hazelnut and sweet spice. Exceptional length and good natural acidity.

Food Pairing

Chicken

Chicken

Pork

Pork

Fish

Fish

Shellfish

Shellfish