Cool climate Shiraz has been rapidly growing in reputation over the past few years. Nepenthe saw the potential for Shiraz in the Adelaide Hills when vines were planted at their Hahndorf vineyard in 1999. It’s an ideal site for Shiraz with high altitude, low vigour soils and northerly aspect.
The grapes are pickled in the cool of the night and transported to the winery where they are de-stemmed and crushed. Fermented in open top vats and then pressed, the wine is transferred to a mixture of French and American oak barrel for 16 months. A traditional cool climate Shiraz with a mid-weight, elegant palate of raspberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours with subtle sweet vanilla oak notes, velvety tannins and a long, structured finish.
Buy Nepenthe Shiraz for $16.99 or 2 for $32.00 at Booze Brothers.