Riposte The Stiletto Pinot Gris 2014 (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 grapes are from two vineyards, one near Lenswood and the other at Charleston in the Adelaide Hills. The vines in both were shoot thinned to give moderate crops and good fruit exposure to sunlight.

The fruit from both vineyards was hand picked, chilled overnight and whole bunch pressed. 25% was fermented in French oak hogsheads and barriques (15% new) and was put through malolactic. It was then reblended with the fresh tank fermented portions to provide a balance of fruit and complexity.

About the label

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.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

The Stiletto glides gently along the palate with fresh cuts of nashi pear and honeysuckle florals resolving in a final stab of spice. Supple rich, mouth filling fruit leads to a finely honed finish of crisp acidity.

Cellaring

Best drunk before 3 years.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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