2019 Nepenthe Altitude Pinot Noir

2019 Nepenthe Altitude Pinot Noir
Item No. 2111311-1
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Crafted in a modern Australian style, this Pinot Noir exhibits bright summer berry fruit flavours that extend onto the palate supported by subtle spice providing a soft, velvety finish.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$20.00
Crafted in a modern Australian style, this Pinot Noir exhibits bright summer berry fruit flavours that extend onto the palate supported by subtle spice providing a soft, velvety finish.
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Overview

The 2019 growing season was dry and mild. The days were quite mild leading up to harvest, ensuring great acid retention.

At the winery, destemming occurred with crushing to ensure whole berries for ferment. They must be cooled to 12 degrees Celcius and cold steeped in small open vats and 15-tonne static fermenters. After 3 days yeast was added and a cool 10-day ferment with minimal cap manipulation occurred. Once ferment finished the wine was matured in French oak for 10 months before bottling.
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Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Country
Australia
Cellaring
3-5 years
Winemaker
James Evers
Accolades
2021 Winestate Adelaide Hills Challenge Awards – 3 stars, 91 points
Alcohol Volume
12.7%
pH
3.48
Residual Sugar
1.9
Total Acidity
5.7
Colour
Bright crimson
Vintage
2019

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Lifted notes of dark cherries, raspberries and dried herbs.

Palate

A rich yet elegant wine showing dark cherry and plum flavours with hints of dried sage. The palate is smooth and generous supported with silky tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairing

Soft Cheese

Soft Cheese

Antipasto

Antipasto

Pasta

Pasta

Duck

Duck