Knappstein `Three` Gewurtztraminer Riesling Pinot Gris 2012 (6 x 750mL) SA.

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Overview

A unique blend showcasing aromatic lychees on the nose, a spicy and generous wine.

This wine was inspired by the French region of Alsace, home to the three varieties and blending which has been going on for centuries. Generous lychee and tropical fruits from the Gewurtraminer, natural acidity and lingering flavours from the Riesling with mid-palate fruit and textural complexity from the Pinot Gris combine to create an intriguing yet very approachable wine.

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

Expert Reviews

"Big sniffs of lychee and yellow peach fuzz that gets better with time in the glass (so dont serve too cold). Has good slipperiness in the mouth and theres balancing chewiness. Theres a burst of stone fruit flavour on the tongue, plus a twist of lemon -lime before the sea salty finish. Fab Thai all- rounder. " Rating 91 - Australian Financial Review (08 Mar 13)

"You might opine that you get florals and slipperiness from the gewürztraminer; zest and length from the riesling; and a bit of fat and width from the gris. Or, less pretentiously, you could say this is a delicious, silky but just mouth-watering enough summer white, which offers a good flavour return for the $25 (or less). There’s a good amount of acid “cut” to cope with the butter and reduced stocky stuff, and enough richness to pull out the depth and detail of the prawn meat. Also good on its own as a preprandial appetite stimulant."

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The 2012 Knappstein Three shows lifted aromas of lychee, white peach and rose petals with a background element of spice.

Palate

The palate mimics the nose displaying distinct flavours of lychee and tropical fruits but retains focus and structure via a strong acid backbone which also provides wonderful length.

The Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris were co fermented, mimicking the ‘selection masale’ that is common is Alsace. A hint of residual sugar rounds out a very complete wine and adds an interesting textural layer.

Cellaring

This wine is best enjoyed young in the first 3 years.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Other White Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.9%

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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