The 2010 Knappstein "Three" is a blend of traditional Clare Valley varieties, Gewürztraminer and Riesling with a newcomer to the region Pinot Gris. The inspiration for this wine has come from Alsace in France where they have blended these three varieties for centuries.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
This unique blend is a heady aromatic mix of lychee, tropical fruits and rose petals.
The palate has wonderful lemon and lime flavours with a hint of spice and Muscat. The texture of the Pinot Gris adds complexity to the spine of the Riesling and the opulence of the Gewürztraminer.
This wine is best enjoyed young in the first 3 years.
The 2010 vintage was another benevolent one for the Clare Valley. A wet spring ensured our old dry grown vineyards such as Ackland had very good canopies and excellent vine health. The Region experienced a very warm November which affected some varieties flowering but generally we enjoyed warm days and mild nights without significant temperature spikes. Our vineyards due to this excellent canopy and vine health revelled in these conditions with even, steady ripening and a hassle free harvest period.
This smooth, slightly early harvest has produced fine wines exhibiting intense regional and varietal characteristics. Intense lifted floral and fruit aromas and crystalline purity are the hallmarks of this wonderful growing season.