2016 Nepenthe Apex Chardonnay

2016 Nepenthe Apex Chardonnay
Item No. 2A9145-1
3.1 out of 5 Customer Rating
A lively nose of concentrated stone fruits and hints of delicate oak on the palate. This eloquent, cool climate wine offers length and finesses with a persistent zesty finish.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$80.00
A lively nose of concentrated stone fruits and hints of delicate oak on the palate. This eloquent, cool climate wine offers length and finesses with a persistent zesty finish.
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Overview

Our finest expression of the Adelaide Hills.

Apex represents Nepenthe’s dedication to regional excellence by providing a unique single clone, single site, a single vintage snapshot in every bottle. Underpinned by craftsmanship and provenance, minimal intervention winemaking allows the nuances of site and clonal complexities to be highlighted while maximising varietal purity.

Sourced from the iconic Rathmine Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, the fruit from this single vineyard was picked in the cool of the night, gently pressed and transferred to new French oak to ferment. The wine was then stirred on lees for 3 months, left to mature for a further 10 months before being clarified and bottled.
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Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Country
Australia
Cellaring
5-7 years
Winemaker
James Evers
Accolades
2018 Global Chardonnay Masters - Master2019 Asian Chardonnay Masters - Masters
Alcohol Volume
12.5%
pH
3.25
Residual Sugar
1.0
Total Acidity
6.8
Colour
Medium straw
Vintage
2016

Tasting Notes

Aroma

A lively nose of peach and nectarine with hints of sweet spice and cashew nut.

Palate

Concentrated stone fruits and hints of delicate oak. Generous length and elegance with a persistent zesty finish.

Food Pairing

Chicken

Chicken

Pork

Pork

Fish

Fish

Shellfish

Shellfish