2017 Nepenthe Apex Chardonnay

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2017 Nepenthe Apex Chardonnay

Item No. 2A10056-1
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
A lively nose of concentrated stone fruits and hints of delicate oak on the palate. This eloquent, cool climate wine offers length and finesses with a persistent zesty finish.
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A lively nose of concentrated stone fruits and hints of delicate oak on the palate. This eloquent, cool climate wine offers length and finesses with a persistent zesty finish.
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Single Vineyard

Single Vineyard

Limited Release

Limited Release

Premium Parcel

Premium Parcel

Overview

Our Finest expression of the Adelaide Hills.

Apex represents Nepenthe’s dedication to regional excellence by providing a unique single clone, single site, a single vintage snapshot in every bottle. Underpinned by craftsmanship and provenance, minimal intervention winemaking allows the nuances of site and clonal complexities to be highlighted while maximising varietal purity.

The fruit was pressed and then transferred to new fine-grained French oak and fermented with two yeast strains to increase complexity. After fermentation, the wine was batonnaged (less stirred) for 3 months before allowing it to mature for a further 10 months. The wines were then clarified and bottled and allowed to settle in the bottle before being released.
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Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Country
Australia
Cellaring
5-7 years
Winemaker
James Evers
Alcohol Volume
12.5%
pH
3.31
Residual Sugar
2.2
Total Acidity
7.7
Colour
Pale straw
Vintage
2017

Tasting Notes

Aroma

A lively nose of white peach and nectarine with hints of sweet spice and cashew nut.

Palate

Concentrated peach and nectarine flavours with hazelnut complexity. Sweet spices shine through on the incredibly textural mid-palate before a long zesty finish with great length.

Food Pairing

Chicken

Chicken

Pork

Pork

Fish

Fish

Shellfish

Shellfish