Knappstein Riesling 2009 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, South Australia

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Overview

Hand Picking and careful handling preserve its classic lemon and lime flavours with hints of Watervale florals. Palate balanced by a refreshing mineral acidity. The wine was made with minimal intervention to preserve fruit purity, with the fruit gently crushed with only the best free-run juice used. Fruit comes from Knappstein's Ackland Vineyard and three vineyards on elevated slate further north towards to town of Clare.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

94 PTS - "Gently perfumed blossom and spice leads into a tightly focused palate; lime and lemon juice flavours run through the long finish; delicious wine." - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010

“Distinctive piercing aromas of slate and lime zest strike immediately. Lifted floral notes leading into a palate that has a tight fine elegance about it, while retaining some excellent current drinkability. Fine and delicate palate structure. Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Whites and Sparkling West Australian, Nov 09

Winery Tasting Notes

The 2009 Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling shows lifted citrus fruit aromas with distinct floral notes, a signature of the parcels of fruit grown in the

Watervale district of Clare. Fresh lemon and lime fruit flavours are framed by the wine's classic Clare Valley mineral structure. Knappstein's commitment to hand picking produces a delicate wine displaying excellent purity of flavours and textures.

Vintage: Mostly due to an unrelenting 15 day heatwave in early March, the 2009 vintage will be remembered as one of the warmest on record. However, this label is not justified for our growing season as all Knappstein’s fruit was picked prior to this heatwave, one month earlier than average. Ripening conditions through January and February were ideal, with clear skies and cool nights ensuring maximum preservation and accumulation of delicate Clare Valley aromatics and texture. Insistent drought conditions guaranteed low yields resulting in wines which show great generosity and intensity while maintaining wonderful Clare Valley style and elegance.

Winemaking: The wine was made with minimal intervention to preserve fruit purity. The fruit was hand picked, gently crushed with only the best free-run juice used. It was then cold settled and fermented with neutral yeast at cool temperature to dryness. The wine was cold settled prior to filtration and bottling.

Hand Picking and careful handling preserve its classic lemon and lime flavours with hints of Watervale florals. Palate balanced by a refreshing mineral acidity. The wine was made with minimal intervention to preserve fruit purity, with the fruit gently crushed with only the best free-run juice used. Fruit comes from Knappstein's Ackland Vineyard and three vineyards on elevated slate further north towards to town of Clare.

Cellaring:Fantastic drinking now, this wine will reward ageing for up to six years.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery has been making premium Clare Valley wines since 1974. The winery is housed in the heritage listed Enterprise Brewery built in 1878. Knappstein's philosophy is simply to produce the best of the Clare Valley in handcrafted wines and beer.

This commitment means that the winemaking team seeks to nurture the finest, most natural fruit from Knappstein's vineyards. In taking a minimal intervention winemaking approach, the winery ensures it captures the purest expression of the fruit in Knappstein's range of Clare Valley and SingleVineyard wines.

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