Knappstein `Handpicked` Riesling 2003 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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$132 per pack
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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.

The drought of 2002 continued through the vintage of 2003 with blessed relief arriving on 19th, 29tgh and 21st of February in the form of up to 80mm of rain.

A warmer growing season, and then a cool autumn combined with the rain, produced a moderate crop of wonderfully aromatic and flavoured grapes.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Once again, a blend of fruit from Watervale and Clare, the 2003 Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling is a rich full flavoured dry fruit driven wine with lovely floral and citrus overtones which combine with balanced fruit acid to produce a wine to be enjoyed in its youth or confidently aged for many years.

Vintage
2003
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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