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The Tweddell family purchased their first vineyard site in Lenswood in 1994, planting the site to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. They have been uncompromising in their pursuit of wines that express regional character, yet have found a middle ground with successful commercial styles. Nepenthe have been varied in consistency, but a return to form with more faithful to site wines, in the past few vintages, has reinvigorated their appeal.
Nepenthe winery is located in Balhannah, just outside the well known village of Hahdorf in the Adelaide Hills. Nepenthe source fruit from estate and grower vineyards, in Lenswood, Charleston, Balhannah and Hahndorf. The wide range of soil types and weather anomalies allows for broad fruit sourcing to create wines that meet Nepenthe’s style criteria.
Three ranges make up the Nepenthe line-up, Tryst, Altitude and Pinnacle. Tryst covers the more friendly, consumer driven tier, Altitude the mid-tier, with a focus on eliciting varietal nuance from the wines, Pinnacle covers the upper echelon of wines, looking for premium barrels, selected for their distinction.
Nepenthe focuses on modern winemaking and delivering precisely made wines utilising available high technology and technique.
|Address||Jones Road, Balhannah, SA, 5242, Australia|
|Phone||(08) 8388 4439|
A modern, juicy red of charm and elegance. Its briary, floral and rather minty bouquet of sweet black and red berries and fresh vanilla oak reveals a hint of menthol, while its stylish and finely balanced palate underpins its piercing berry flavou...
Forward and early-drinking, with bright aromas of passionfruit, melon and paw paw backed by lightly grassy, estery undertones. Its juicy flavours of melon, grapefruit and gooseberries offer some softness and roundness before finishing with lemony ...
Finely balanced and focused, this lean and relatively taut chardonnay has a delicate, waxy bouquet of stonefruit, dusty vanilla oak, cloves and ginger. It's long and evenly ripened, with an initially juicy, generous presence of melon, stonefruit a...