Nepenthe Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Sauvignon Blanc from Australia

Price: $15.99
Item No. 50377
  • RP90
  • W&S90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Deliciously ripe, tropical Sauvignon Blanc, with interestingly intense citrus and floral notes. These are balanced by the herbal notes that are typical of Sauvignon, but which can dominate 'greener' styles. Its best feature is probably the palate, which exhibits true balance between the fruit described above, and the 'structure' of the wine: principally acid and alcohol. Arguably the most even, balanced and well-structured of our four vintages to date, with persistent fruit, we are delighted with the results of the 2001 vintage.

"The 2001 Sauvignon Blanc (100% Sauvignon) is impressive. It boasts copious quantities of intense, honeyed tropical fruit, melons, and figs along with a medium-bodied, vibrant, concentrated personality."
-Wine Advocate

Learn About Nepenthe Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Other Australia

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 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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