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Nepenthe Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills 2005

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"Bought a bottle for Amanda at TEI for her 40th birthday. Also bought a bottle for use to test before giving it to Amanda. Compared with a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. The one from NZ was a little more fruity. Drank some with cold pork, fresh corn and tomatoes - pretty tasty. Bought from the Wine Warehouse in WP. Would buy again. "

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Nepenthe Wines:
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 e... Read more
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 ed-james-smallreceived 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 are exporting 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. Read less

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Snooth User: Salmanazar47
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11/06/2007

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External Reviews for Nepenthe Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesExceptional natural acidity and vibrant flavor. Tropical fruits- passionfruit and guava are supported by typical "SB" herbs on a generous, long and fine palate.



"Bought a bottle for Amanda at TEI for her 40th birthday. Also bought a bottle for use to test before giving it to Amanda. Compared with a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. The one from NZ was a little more fruity. Drank some with cold pork, fresh corn and tomatoes - pretty tasty. Bought from the Wine Warehouse in WP. Would buy again. "

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