Nepenthe Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Australia

$27.99
Item No. 81291
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The final wine is little robust. Again, the emphasis is on rich, spicy plummy fruit, supported by the key elements of structure: acid, alcohol and tannin. While quite closed immediately after bottling, only a short time in bottle has seen the fruit and oak emerge, and the palate shows intense ripe strawberry/dark cherry characters before the sweetness of the oak provides a balancing note. Fine tannin contributed by skins, stalks and oak provides persistence and length.

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Nepenthe: described by Homer in The Odyssey as an Egyptian herbal drink so powerful that it eases grief and banishes sorrow from the mind. Up here in the cool heights of the Adelaide Hills, Nepenthe produces some soul reposing potions of their own: uncompromising wines of outstanding quality and internationally recognised distinction. Wines that, strangely enough, have been...

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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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