Riposte `The Stiletto` Pinot Gris 2011 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

The Stiletto glides seductively across the palate from initial lifted nashi pear and tropical characters to a final stab of spice. Supple rich, mouth filling fruit leads to a finely honed finish of crisp acidity.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The Stiletto glides seductively across the palate from initial lifted nashi pear and tropical characters to a final stab of spice.

Palate

Supple rich, mouth filling fruit leads to a finely honed finish of crisp acidity.

Cellaring Potential

3 years.

The Label

The dictionary definition of ‘Riposte’ (pronounced rip-posst) is comeback, reply, retort, or in the context of the sport of fencing a quick counter stroke.

After over a decade of confusion about his name, ‘Riposte’ was chosen as an appropriate name for a ‘comeback label’ by Tim Knappstein.

The Sword Name

‘The Stiletto’ was popular as a concealed weapon much favoured by assassins in the 17th & 18th centuries. The stiletto is long and thin with a sharp point and a triangular or four sided blade. A stabbing, not a cutting weapon, it gives its name to the long thin heel on ladies’ shoes.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks when the old dog in question is Tim Knappstein. With 40 years of winemaking and more than 500 wine show awards under his belt, Tim started yet another new wine life with Riposte, a subtle response to the various vicissitudes he has suffered in recent years. While having no continuing financial interest in Lenswood Vineyards,established many years ago,Tim is able to source grapes from it and also makes selections from other prime sites in surrounding areas. Exports to the UK, Canada, Holland, Singapore, Malaysia and China. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion

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