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.
THE WINE: Shows fruit on the offensive, thrusts of snowpea and lifted passionfruit combined with a mineral edge. An elegant palate of intense fruit tapers cleanly on the palate to a crisp, finely honed conclusion of piercing acidity. Enjoy while young and fresh.
VITICULTURE: Batches of fruit are selected from two premium high altitude Adelaide Hills vineyards at Carey Gully and Piccadilly with each separately vinified. Both are cane pruned and on VSP trellis.
WINEMAKING: Crushed and pressed with minimal skin contact, the juice was clarified by cold settling and fermented cold. 20–25% of the juice, was fermented in oak to give additional weight and texture to the final blend.
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