2017 Nepenthe Gate Block Shiraz

2017 Nepenthe Gate Block Shiraz
Item No. 2010008-1
3.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
Fresh red berries with hints of spice and dusty oak. On the palate, ripe flavours of black currant and blueberry are supported by firm tannins and a long, lingering finish.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$35.00
Fresh red berries with hints of spice and dusty oak. On the palate, ripe flavours of black currant and blueberry are supported by firm tannins and a long, lingering finish.
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Full Bodied

Full Bodied

Single Vineyard

Single Vineyard

Overview

The 2017 vintage was very mild with warm days and cool night, with good winter and spring rains. The combination of these conditions allowed this vintage to develop into one of the great vintages of the past decade, giving wines intense fruit depth and beautiful natural acidity.
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
Cellar for 5-10years
Alcohol Volume
13.58%
pH
3.42
Residual Sugar
2.9
Total Acidity
6.75
Vintage
2017

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Fresh blackberries and plums with hints of white pepper and oak characters

Palate

This full bodied, rich wine has ripe dark cherry flavours with blackcurrant, blueberry and sweet spice supported by a long elegant fine tannin finish.

Food Pairing

Beef

Beef

Lamb

Lamb