2017 Riposte By Tim Knappstein The Katana Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

2017 Riposte By Tim Knappstein The Katana Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Sabine Duval

"Tim Knappstein's wines blow me away for quality. This Chardonnay is loaded with stone fruit flavours, French oak and crisp acidity. It’s a boutique cool-climate wine at a very affordable price and I think it ticks all the boxes."

Sabine Duval

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Sabine Duval

"Tim Knappstein's wines blow me away for quality. This Chardonnay is loaded with stone fruit flavours, French oak and crisp acidity. It’s a boutique cool-climate wine at a very affordable price and I think it ticks all the boxes."

Sabine Duval

39% off RRP
$17.99 per bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.50 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Katana - the sword - is a great analogy for this taut Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. Made by the veteran Tim Knappstein, it's a white wine with a flourish of oak richness to kick off, but backed by a palate that is perfectly clean and very fresh.

Tech stuff

12.5
Adelaide Hills
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2024
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

The 2017 Katana Chardonnay reveals a supple core of white stone fruit and citrus blossom overlaid with tempered edges of minerality. On the palate bright varietal fruit is guided to the finish with nuances of French oak and crisp acidity.

How was it made?

The grapes are from Charlie’s Patch vineyard at Charleston in the Adelaide Hills and were a mixture of clones I10V1 and Bernardi 76 and 96. The vines were shoot thinned to ensure a moderate crop and to allow more sunlight into the canopies helping develop ripe flavours at lower sugar levels. Picked on 4th April 2017. The Chardonnay grapes were hand-picked and chilled overnight then whole bunch pressed. The juice was then rough settled and transferred to French oak barriques (25% new) for fermentation. The wine remained on its yeast lees in barrel until it was blended prior to bottling in early December 2017.

Who made it?

Riposte by Tim Knappstein and Son is a wholly family owned and run wine company producing a range of premium wine in the picturesque Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Winemaker and Owner Tim Knappstein has over 50 years experience and is a recognised pioneer of the region. Rated as a 5 Red Star Winery by James Halliday Riposte has an enviable track record of producing outstanding wines.

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