Riposte The Sabre Pinot Noir 2016 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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$29.99 per Bottle
$359.88 per case

Overview

The grapes for The Sabre are from some of the oldest and best sited Pinot Noir vineyards in the high cool climate Lenswood and Piccadilly sub-regions of the Adelaide Hills. We work with our growers to produce moderate yields of fruit, well exposed to sunlight to maximise colour and ripe flavours.

2016 was another early vintage due to an unusually warm spring, although the ripening period was relatively cool. Picking dates were from 27th February to 10th March.This was a shorter picking window than 2015 although starting two days later.

As usual growers were requested to leaf pluck the morning (eastern side) of the Pinot vines soon after fruit set to give the optimum fruit exposure and aid the development of colour, tannins and ripe flavours.

Again the newer clones (777, 114 and 115) ripened first, reinforcing our belief that they are best suited to the coolest sites.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Power with finesse. The 2016 Sabre Pinot Noir layers cuts of dark cherry and forest berries with subtle spice notes on the nose. Rich fruit and floral lift lead to a finale of lingering gossamer tannins with nuances of toasty oak.

Vintage
2016
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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