2016 Nepenthe Gate Block Shiraz

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2016 Nepenthe Gate Block Shiraz

Item No. 209046-1
4.4 out of 5 Customer Rating
Fruit is hand-selected from our most premium Adelaide Hills vineyards to produce a distinctly regional wine of elegance, depth, and generosity. Included in this selection is fruit from our ‘Gate Block’ vineyard located in the hills to the east of Hahndorf, where our home and Cellar Door lies.
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Fruit is hand-selected from our most premium Adelaide Hills vineyards to produce a distinctly regional wine of elegance, depth, and generosity. Included in this selection is fruit from our ‘Gate Block’ vineyard located in the hills to the east of Hahndorf, where our home and Cellar Door lies.
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Full Bodied

Full Bodied

Premium Parcel

Premium Parcel

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 fruit was picked during the cool of the morning and then crushed and destemmed. Fermentation occurred in open vats, between 18-22 degrees for approximately 7 days. Post fermentation the wine was pressed into a balance of new and old French oak hogsheads. The wine was matured in oak for between 14 months prior to bottling.
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Varietal
Shiraz
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Country
Australia
Cellaring
Drink now or Cellar for 5+ years.
Alcohol Volume
14.5%
pH
3.42
Residual Sugar
3.2
Total Acidity
7.29
Vintage
2016

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Fresh blackberries with hints of white pepper and oak characters.

Palate

Ripe dark cherry flavours with blackcurrant, blueberry and sweet spice supported by firm tannins and a long, lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Beef

Beef

Lamb

Lamb

Hard Cheese

Hard Cheese

Pasta

Pasta