A smashing release from Tim Knappstein and Riposte! This is a premium riesling offering at a bargain price, guaranteed to sell out in no time at all. The nose offers ripe aromas of freshly cut citrus intertwined with delicate floral notes. More citrus flavours linger through the palate, acidity is well balanced and leads into a long and thoroughly pleasing finish. Stocks very limited!
Awards and Accolades
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion "Attacks upfront with lime, rind, red apple and spice and allows no time for breath; it keeps the show rollicking along all the way through to a lengthy/satisfying finish. Excellent."
2014 Vintage: Winewise Small Vigneron Awards Gold Medal 2014
From the Winery
The grapes for this wine were grown on the vineyard of Darry and Chris Honey. Located at Watervale, the vineyard is situated on the famed strip of Terra Rossa soil to the east of the town.
Riesling is perhaps the ultimate expression of ‘wine made in the vineyard’. The fruit was crushed, chilled, pressed immediately and all pressings separated and the free run juice cold settled to clarify it. This free run juice was fermented cold in stainless steel tanks and cleaned up and bottled as early as possible to retain its bright fruit characters. Picking Dates 16 February 2016.
The dictionary definition of ‘Riposte’ (pronounced rip-posst) is comeback, reply, retort, or in the context of the sport of fencing a quick counter stroke. After over a decade of confusion about his name, ‘Riposte’ was chosen as an appropriate name for a ‘comeback label’ by Tim Knappstein.
The Scimitar’ is a wide, curved blade Sabre, derived from the central Asian Turko-Mongolian Sabre of the 13th Century. Commonly used across the Islamic world the Scimitar was a slashing rather than a stabbing blade.
Don't Pay: $26.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker: Tim Knappstein
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 11.5 %
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Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
WARNING under the liquor control reform act 1998 It is an offence - to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $18,000) -
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700)