Riposte The Stiletto Pinot Gris 2018 (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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$20.99 per Bottle
$251.88 per case

Overview

The grapes are from a single vineyard near Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. The vines in both were shoot thinned to give moderate crops and good fruit exposure to sunlight. Picked 7th March 2018.

On arrival at the winery, the fruit from both vineyards was crushed and immediately gently pressed. Pressings were separated and oxidized before fermentation in oak.

Of the free run juice 25% was fermented in French oak hogsheads and barriques of which 10% were new. It was then blended with the fresh tank fermented portions to provide a balance of fruit and complexity.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

The 2018 Stiletto glides gently along the palate with soft, rich cuts of nashi pear resolving in a final stab of spice and floral nuances. Supple mouth filling fruit leads to a finely honed finish of crisp acidity.

Vintage
2018
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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