Nepenthe Petraea Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Variety Our Sauvignon Blanc ‘Petraea’ is named for the species of oak used in French wine barrels. For over a decade Nepenthe has been a leader in Sauvignon Blanc in Australia. We continuously look to innovate and improve our wines and the Petraea represents the next step in Sauvignon Blanc for us. The wine is matured in large format French oak creating a style that is rich, powerful and textured. Petraea is a wine for food, a wine for special occasions, its Sauvignon Blanc with a difference. Winemaking Fruit is harvested in the coolest hours of night then rapidly transferred to the winery where it is 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. Andre Bondar - Winemaker
Nose: passionfruit, stone fruit, tropical fruit, mango, citrus fruit. Palate: passionfruit, pineapple, tropical fruit, mango, orange peel/citrus fruit. Rich and creamy, oak integration very subtle. Good fresh acidity. Long on the palate.
Food Pairings for Nepenthe Petraea Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Colour: Pale straw Bouquet: An elegant, subtle bouquet with notes of citrus, floral and nettle supported by the slightest hint of oak. Palate: Significantly different to our Altitude Sauvignon Blanc, the palate of the Petraea is mouth-filling with creamy texture and flavours of tropical fruit and lemon curd. The richness is framed by natural acidity and subtle oak leading to a long, lingering finish.
Aged 5 months in French Oak.
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