2016 Nepenthe Ithaca Chardonnay

2016 Nepenthe Ithaca Chardonnay
Item No. 208532-1
3.3 out of 5 Customer Rating
This Chardonnay displays powerful and complex aromas of pure fruit characteristics of white peach and lemon curd complemented by complex secondary aromatics of nutty oak which flows down to the palate.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$35.00
This Chardonnay displays powerful and complex aromas of pure fruit characteristics of white peach and lemon curd complemented by complex secondary aromatics of nutty oak which flows down to the palate.
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Overview

The 2016 vintage turned out to be a beautiful vintage and will most likely be remembered as one of the great years in winemaking and wine-enjoying circles alike. After a winter with much lower than average rainfall, the season started with worried growers, but timely summer rainfall in late January and February came as a welcome relief and ensured fruit quality to be exceptional.

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 being 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.
Alcohol Volume
12.5%
Vintage
2016

Tasting Notes

Aroma

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

Palate

Generous palate weight. Flavours of white nectarine are followed by more secondary characters of oak and lees. Exceptional length and good natural acidity.

Food Pairing

Chicken

Chicken

Pork

Pork

Fish

Fish