Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia
From Pinot Noir picked off choice vines at Charleston and Gumeracha on the Adelaide Hills. Riposte means a quick comeback, reply or retort, in the sport of fencing it is the term for a swift counter stroke. After more than a decade of confusion about the Tim Knappstein name and eponymous wineworks, Riposte was chosen as the appropriate moniker for Knappstein's comeback label. The Dagger has been honed to create a vibrant and rich, earlier drinking wine displaying all the hallmarks of luscious Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.
Tim Knappstein commenced winemaking in Valley Clare under the renowned Knappstein family owned Stanley Wine Company. Within a decade, Tim had won more than 500 show awards, gold medals and trophies for the premium Leasingham range. His unrequited passion for cool climate wines led Tim to the Adelaide Hills in 1981, where he planted the first vineyard at Lenswood. Working closely with choice growers to obtain the highest quality fruit, Tim's vast knowledge and skills enable him to produce highly individual cool climate wines of immense appeal. Pinot Noir clones MV6 and 777 are treated to a minimalist, hands on vinification in traditional old world style.
Bright purple scarlet hue. Cherry and spice nose with light tannin, rhubarb and raspberry complexity, a fresh yet complex attack on the senses. Lifted rich fruit and spice parry along the palate to a finish of fine grained tannin and bright acidity. Enjoy in it's youth while the edge is keen, alongside partridge or duck, foie gras or saucisson brioche.