Australia’s Nepenthe extends UK range

Australian wine brand Nepenthe is launching a selection of wines from its Altitude and Pinnacle collections into the UK, shining a light on the cool climate Adelaide Hills region.

Pinnacle Petraea Sauvignon Blanc

Pinnacle Gate Block Shiraz

Altitude  Shiraz

Altitude Pinot Noir

Altitude  Sauvignon Blanc















The two ranges include the Altitude  Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz, as well as the Pinnacle Petraea Sauvignon Blanc and Pinnacle Gate Block Shiraz – all of which hail from the cool climate Adelaide Hills.

“The Hills is an inspiring viticultural region, the diverse microclimates bring complexity to our wines and challenge me as a winemaker,” said James Evers, winemaker at Nepenthe. “At Nepenthe we take a minimal intervention view on winemaking but ensure there is a human touch at every step of the process, leaving nothing to chance in the quest for quality.

“We believe it is this element of craftsmanship that creates the foundation of extraordinary wine. Our wines offer elegant aromatics, balanced acidity and palate texture.”

The Altitude Sauvignon Blanc is said to offer notes of passionfruit and pineapple notes on the nose, complemented by a “subtle tropical palate” balanced by a crisp acidity. The Altitude Shiraz meanwhile offers “flavours of berry and sweet spice”, and the Altitude Pinot Noir “fresh summer fruit flavours with subtle spice notes from oak”, with a “firm structure and long, savoury finish”.

The top tier Pinnacle range offers small batch, boutique wines, with the Nepenthe Petraea Sauvignon Blanc a single vineyard wine, characterised by its texture, complexity and length and “tropical”, “grassy” flavours.

The Pinnacle Gate Block Shiraz is made with grapes sourced from a high altitude site in the Hills, benefitting from increased exposure to sunlight, resulting in concentrated flavours of fresh red berries and classic pepper notes.

“With firm tannins and a long, lingering finish, this wine can stand up to fuller-flavoured meats such as veal and beef,” said its maker.

Both ranges are available on Amazon, with the Altitude range RRP £12.99 per bottle and the Pinnacle range RRP £19.99 per bottle.

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