2019 Nepenthe Primitivo

2019 Nepenthe Primitivo
Item No. 2011560-1
4.6 out of 5 Customer Rating
Grown in the Adelaide Hills, this wine brings a bright fruit-driven aroma and a medium weight palate bursting with red fruits and hints of sweet spice.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$35.00
Grown in the Adelaide Hills, this wine brings a bright fruit-driven aroma and a medium weight palate bursting with red fruits and hints of sweet spice.
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Overview

2019 growing season was dry and mild. A few hot days occurred however they were early enough in the season not to harm the fruit. The days were quite mild leading up to harvest, ensuring great acid retention The fruit comes from the very Cool Lenswood region of the Hill. The cooler temps and low cropping create a flavoursome yet elegant wine.

This handpicked fruit was fermented in a small open-top fermenter at cool temperatures to retain fruit lift. The wine was then allowed to go through malolactic fermentation before a small amount of French oak maturation for 8 months prior to bottling
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Varietal
Primitivo
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Country
Australia
Cellaring
Drink now or Cellar for 5+ years.
Winemaker
James Evers
Accolades
2021 Winestate Adelaide Hills Challenge Awards – 3 stars, 91 points
Alcohol Volume
13.3%
pH
3.46
Residual Sugar
0.77
Total Acidity
6.0
Vintage
2019

Tasting Notes

Aroma

This bright fruit driven style shows lifted cherries and blackberries.

Palate

The medium weight palate bursts with dark cherries and red fruits with hints of sweet spice. the finish is long and soft with restrained velvety tannin.