Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir 2018

Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir 2018

Adelaide Hills, South Australia   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Riposte 'The Dagger' Pinot Noir has established itself among Australia's best value examples of Pinot Noir. This is the personal label of Tim Knappstein who puts his considerable experience and talent to good use with the Adelaide Hill's best varietals. The 2018 Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir is another vibrant, rich Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir with lashings of dark berry fruit, spice and soft, subtle tannin. Ready to be enjoyed now, you'd be hard pressed to find a better value Australian Pinot Noir on the market.

"Here we go again. This is fantastic buying. Such good drinking at a snip of a price. Cherry-plum, redcurrant, sweet oak, throws of spice. Its appeal is obvious and immediate. Tannin is gum-smooth; it continues the uncomplicated theme. Varietal character served easy as you like. Rated: 91 Points Tasted: Jan19 13.5% alc $22 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2023+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$18.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
With 50 years experience and boundless enthusiasm for winemaking, Tim Knappstein has created Riposte with the specific vision of making exceptional wine from premium Adelaide Hills fruit at affordable prices. Riposte fruit is sourced from some of the oldest and best sited Adelaide Hills vineyards to produce a small range of complex and exciting wines.

Riposte, pronounced rip-posst, means ‘comeback, reply, retort’; a fencing term for a quick counter stroke. Using the fencing inference each wine has been given a sword name.
6
South Australia
Adelaide Hills
750
13.5
THE WINE: Floral edges with cuts of bright red berries combine on the nose of the 2018 Dagger Pinot Noir to create a fresh yet complex attack on the senses. Lifted rich fruit and spice parry along the palate to a finish of fine-grained tannin and bright acidity

The Dagger has been honed to create a vibrant, rich, earlier drinking wine displaying all of the hallmark aromas, flavours and texture of Pinot Noir. Drink young while the edge is keen.

VITICULTURE: The grapes for the 2018 Dagger Pinot Noir are from two carefully selected vineyard sites at Charleston and Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills. 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.

WINEMAKING: Harvested in the cool of night and early morning pristine destemmed fruit is tipped directly into fermenters without crushing to give a high percentage of whole berries. The fermenters are gently pumped over twice a day to keep the skins wet and promote gentle tannin extraction. After pressing the wine is kept in stainless steel tanks prior to blending to preserve freshness and vibrancy.

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