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2017 Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills,SA

A great introduction to quality Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir at a very generous price.

$19.00

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... clearly this is right up there as one of the best value pinots of the year.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

As James Halliday once declared on Tim Knappstein's Riposte range, "the prices for almost all of the wines are astonishingly low". Well here's another astonishing bargain.

This 2017 'The Dagger' Pinot Noir is bright, fruit-forward and full of life. Great everyday-drinking Pinot.

With a price tag of under $20 and a 94 point rating from James Halliday this is an absolute steal and one of the country's best value Pinots. Great buying.

About Ripsote

Riposte is an entirely family owned and run boutique winery. Tim, Dale and Nick Knappstein form a close-knit team that is guided by the winemaking philosophy to be ‘hands on’ at every stage from vineyard to bottle.

Each vineyard site is carefully selected for quality and its suitability for producing varietal character. Tim and son Nick work closely with the growers at every stage, ensuring grapes are picked at the optimum stage of ripeness, vibrancy and freshness.

Tim amongst the vines in the Adelaide Hills
Tim amongst the vines in the Adelaide Hills
Adelaide Hills, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Full colour. The dagger has only just been drawn as at September '17, but will underwrite the development of a wine that has much to offer. It has considerable depth and complexity to its plum and dark cherry fruit. A foresty/earthy subtext adds another dimension." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

92Points
The Wine Front

"This is a beauty. Textural, powerful, varietal and brilliant to drink. Dark cherries and plums, a tanginess, spice and peppercorn notes. It races about, delivering pleasure as it goes. Tannin is in emery board territory. Take the wine, the price, combine the two, and clearly this is right up there as one of the best value pinots of the year." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

VITICULTURE

The grapes for the 2017 Dagger Pinot Noir are from two carefully selected vineyard sites at Charleston and Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills. Vintage commenced 18 days earlier than 2014 and showed a return from the lighter crops of 2014 to average yields. 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. 

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shipping

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