2018 Riposte The Dagger Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

2018 Riposte The Dagger Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Sabine Duval

"Red fruit, bolder/darker style. Good intensity on the palate, with a nice savoury edge."

Sabine Duval

Felix Gentle

"Bright cherry, a touch of spice, savoury rhubarb notes underneath. Juicy red-fruited profile."

Felix Gentle

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Sabine Duval

"Red fruit, bolder/darker style. Good intensity on the palate, with a nice savoury edge."

Sabine Duval

Felix Gentle

"Bright cherry, a touch of spice, savoury rhubarb notes underneath. Juicy red-fruited profile."

Felix Gentle

27% off RRP
$16.99 per bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.25 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

We like the team at the WINEFRONT. 

Hard-nosed wine writers, who call a spade a spade and are never shy to lay the boot in - keeps us all honest. 

So when they call a wine 'fantastic buying' you can take it to the bank. And if you check out the pedigree of this Pinot it is no surprise. 

From veteran winemaker Tim Knappstein comes the notorious Riposte 'The Dagger' Pinot Noir 2018 - notorious because the volumes aren't large and it doesn't last long on shelves! 

We have have just 60 cases and that's it. Gone for the year. 

With 91 points from James Halliday plus 95 points from the Adelaide Hills Wine Show it is no one-trick pony. This year it is a pretty and slightly savoury style - layers of rose petal, raspberry and spicy fruit all wound up in silky tannins. Perfect mid-week Pinot at a bargain price!

Expert Reviews

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. 91 points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

Tech stuff

13.5
Adelaide Hills
2018
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

The Dagger has been deliberately honed to create a vibrant, rich, earlier drinking Pinot with all the red fruit plumpness of classic Pinot Noir. Drink young while the edge is keen.

How was it made?

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.

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. 

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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