Nepenthe has been awarded its second trophy in four years for the Best Australian Sauvignon Blanc over £10 at the Decanter World Wine Awards. The prestigious trophy was awarded to the 2011 Nepenthe Sauvignon Blanc at the London International Wine Fair today, reaffirming the position of Nepenthe’s flagship wines as the best example of the variety in Australia.
Nepenthe won the trophy for the first time in 2009 and has been strengthening its worldwide reputation for producing a benchmark wine style ever since. Nepenthe also picked up Decanter Gold for its 2010 Shiraz, only the second vintage ever produced, showcasing the breadth of winemaking skill at Nepenthe.
Only 25 International trophies are awarded at the Decanter World Wine Awards, chosen out of more than 12,000 wines entered.
Vintage 2011 proved to be challenging for many Australian winemakers with above average rainfall producing poor growing conditions, though Nepenthe, through its viticultural expertise, has delivered Australia’s Best Sauvignon Blanc from these very conditions.
Nepenthe winemaker, Alex Trescowthick has been with Nepenthe since 2008 and is ecstatic with the win and in receiving international recognition at the biggest wine show in the world.
Trescowthick said, “This is a great win, not only for my team at Nepenthe but also for our region. We have always believed in the high altitude Adelaide Hills and their ability to produce world class Sauvignon Blanc and our team has worked very hard to produce something that is classically Nepenthe yet characteristically Adelaide Hills.
The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world's largest international wine competition. The wines are judged by the experts from 25 different countries, including one-fifth of the world’s Masters of Wine.
Nepenthe’s Sauvignon Blanc has an impressive portfolio of gold medals including 2011 National Cool Climate Wine Show, 2008 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, 2009 Royal Sydney Wine Show and has been named in Matthew Jukes 2009 Top 100 Australian Wines.
Nepenthe’s 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and 2010 Shiraz retail for $19.99 each and are available through selected independent wine stores.