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Nepenthe Petraea Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (6 x 750mL) Adelaide Hills, SA

Description:

The Vintage

Vintage 2011 will be remembered for challenging growing conditions yet ideal ripening conditions for cool climate grapes. Budburst was early in 2010, as early as August in some vineyards. Rainfall tracked above average in both winter and spring for the first time in years which led to excellent canopy growth and bunch development. The ripening period was then dry, with mild temperatures and importantly cool nights. These ideal conditions resulted in early flavour development which allowed us to harvest the fruit at optimal ripeness with excellent natural acid. It also allowed for the development of powerful varietal flavours across all varieties. Murray Leake - Viticulturist

Winemaking

Fruit is harvested from our two top Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in the coolest hours of night. It is then rapidly transferred to the winery where it’s crushed, chilled if required, pressed and allowed to settle for 4-6 days. After inoculation with selected dried yeasts the juice is moved to a 2500L oak cask for ferment. The wine is left on lees with regular stirring, when the desired texture is achieved sulphur is added and the wine is stored in the cask for 5 months. Alex Trescowthick – Winemaker

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Nepenthe Petraea Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (6 x 750mL) Adelaide Hills, SA

Lot No: 0020-10701837
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29 Sep 21 8.55 PM AEST

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$12 per package

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The Vintage

Vintage 2011 will be remembered for challenging growing conditions yet ideal ripening conditions for cool climate grapes. Budburst was early in 2010, as early as August in some vineyards. Rainfall tracked above average in both winter and spring for the first time in years which led to excellent canopy growth and bunch development. The ripening period was then dry, with mild temperatures and importantly cool nights. These ideal conditions resulted in early flavour development which allowed us to harvest the fruit at optimal ripeness with excellent natural acid. It also allowed for the development of powerful varietal flavours across all varieties. Murray Leake - Viticulturist

Winemaking

Fruit is harvested from our two top Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in the coolest hours of night. It is then rapidly transferred to the winery where it’s crushed, chilled if required, pressed and allowed to settle for 4-6 days. After inoculation with selected dried yeasts the juice is moved to a 2500L oak cask for ferment. The wine is left on lees with regular stirring, when the desired texture is achieved sulphur is added and the wine is stored in the cask for 5 months. Alex Trescowthick – Winemaker

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Silver & 93 Pts - Halliday Rating.

Showing the gun flint sometimes found in dry sauvignon, with crisp acidity and mineral complexity; there is real drive and interest in this wine, moving away from one dimensional sauvignon to impart texture and complexity alongside fruit and generosity. - BE, 17 July 2012.

95 Points - Jeremy Oliver

Winery Tasting Notes

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Colour

Pale Straw

Bouquet

A subtle, complex bouquet of passion fruit and gooseberry with toasted oak characters from oak aging and hints of roasted capsicum Palate: The palate if the Petraea is characterised by texture, complexity and length. Tropical flavours mix with fresh, grassy characters which are complemented by a generous creamy palate weight and a good acid backbone.

Serving suggestion

Enjoy the Petraea with oily fish such as Salmon or tuna, rich chicken dishes and Sushi. It will also match well to lighter cheese such as fresh mozzarella, haloumi and fetta.

Medals & Trophies

Silver

Decanter WWA

Winery Profile

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In 1994, the Tweddell family purchased a premium property in the sub-region of Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills.  The property was carefully selected and planted to 24 hectares of vines with the intent of producing premium wine.  Proven varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc were planted, as well as interesting varieties such as Zinfandel and Pinot Gris.  In 1996, Nepenthe received approval to build its winery, only the second in the Adelaide hills at the time (the first being Petaluma in 1978).

In the backdrop of the cool heights of the Adelaide Hills, we started producing some soul reposing potions of our own: uncompromising wines of outstanding quality and internationally recognised distinction. Wines that, strangely enough, have been impressing both critics and consumers with their varietal faithfulness and subtle Adelaide Hills nuances.

From the beginning, our wines have received positive review from the press and numerous medals on the show circuit.In the first few vintages, Nepenthe wines featured in James Halliday’s Top 100, The UK Times Top 100, The Advertiser Top 100, The International Wine Challenge as well as many other feature media articles.

The success of the wines is evident in the market place.  Currently,  Nepenthe sell nationally and our wines are exported to the United Kingdom, USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Canada, Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, Denmark and Croatia. In all these markets the press and public have warmly received Nepenthe wines.

Due to this demand, in 1997 Nepenthe acquired a property in Charleston within the Adelaide Hills and has planted a further 43 hectares of vineyard. Then in 2002 a 25 hectare vineyard was acquired in Balhannah (where our cellar door is located), and in 2005 Nepenthe acquired its latest vineyard, 38 hectares in Hahndorf, with room for further expansion.

Nepenthe also sources fruit from a variety of vineyards throughout the hills. Most fruit Nepenthe receives is managed by Nepenthe Viticulture, part of the Nepenthe Group. This company ensures that Nepenthe only receives the highest quality fruit, ensuring strict control of the grapes that make our award winning wines.

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Other Information

  • 2011 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 12.5% alc.
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Grays liquor licence LIQP770010049

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