2018 Nepenthe Chardonnay

2018 Nepenthe Chardonnay

Item No. 209924-1
3.9 out of 5 Customer Rating
Paying homage to our home, the beautiful Adelaide Hills, this Chardonnay seamlessly blends lemon blossom and nectarine with subtle oak complexity and freshness, complemented by the creamy mid-palate and tight, long finish.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$35.00
Paying homage to our home, the beautiful Adelaide Hills, this Chardonnay seamlessly blends lemon blossom and nectarine with subtle oak complexity and freshness, complemented by the creamy mid-palate and tight, long finish.
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Medium Bodied

Medium Bodied

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Overview

The grapes are handpicked in the cool of the night to protect the delicate fruit before transporting to the winery. It is then pressed very gently with the juice allowed to settle before transferred to French oak barrels (50% new and 50% old French oak to allow for different flavours and characteristics to come through in the wine) for 10 months so the wine can develop. 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
Winemaker
James Evers
Accolades
2019 Cairns Wine Show Awards - Gold
2019 Cowra Wine show - Gold
2019 Melbourne International WC - Gold
2019 & 2020 CWSA - Gold
Alcohol Volume
13.8%
pH
3.10
Residual Sugar
2.2
Total Acidity
7.3
Colour
Pale yellow
Vintage
2018

Tasting Notes

Aroma

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

Palate

Generous palate weight. Flavours of stone fruit and hazelnuts at the forefront, followed by grapefruit and lemon curd. Exceptional length and good natural acidity.

Food Pairing

Chicken

Chicken

Pork

Pork

Fish

Fish

Shellfish

Shellfish