Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, Nepenthe is committed to producing premium wines that showcase the unique characters of its cool climate home.
Its latest offering, the Elevation Series, spotlights flavours and textures from cooler, higher altitude fruits. It’s a celebration of the much-loved region, created with the intention of bringing people together, and introducing drinkers to wine they will keep coming back to, time and time again.
“We’re thrilled with the series, and we’re keen for people to get their hands on a bottle to try ahead of the upcoming festive season.” explains Senior Winemaker James Evers.
At just $25 a bottle, the Elevation collection offers consumers a luxe wine experience at an accessible price point.
“It’s the perfect collection to bring to a dinner party with friends,” says Mr Evers, “it packs a far bigger punch than the price tag suggests, proving excellent wine, made well, doesn’t have to be prohibitive.”
The series features a luscious, fuller-styled Chardonnay, a smooth and generous Pinot Noir and an elegant, zesty Sauvignon Blanc.
It is the latter – the Elevation Sauvignon Blanc – that has already made an industry splash, achieving an impressive 94 points in the Winestate Magazine 2021 Awards.
“The fruit selected for this wine came from cooler parts of the region in higher altitudes,” says Evers, “the parcels were picked at ultimate ripeness, resulting in a beautiful balance of tropical passionfruit with hints of grapefruit and nettle.”
The range is a continuation of Nepenthe winery’s philosophy of master craftsmanship and thoughtful wines that bring people together.
“We adopt a minimal intervention mentality, believing good wine is made in the vineyard. We source from a variety of sites throughout the region to achieve complexity and maintain quality in our wines. Never one to rest on our laurels, we are constantly exploring new vineyards and techniques to capture the essence of our microclimates and varieties.”