Riposte Wines: The Dagger Pinot Noir, The Foil Sauvignon Blanc & The Stiletto Pinot Gris

Riposte Wine the dagger pinot noir, the foil sauvignon blanc, the stiletto pinot gris. Boutique Winery, Riposte in SA for Fun, Ripe & Fresh Wines

Boutique Winery, Riposte in SA for Fun, Ripe & Fresh Wines

Hello wine lovers! Riposte Wines’ team are hands-on in the stunning Adelaide hills, from vineyard to bottle. This boutique winery offers fun, ripe, technical yet complex, and fresh wines priced from $19.99. Need we say more?

If your answer was yes, delve deeper into Riposte and their offerings, The Dagger (2022 Pinot Noir), The Stiletto (2022 Pinot Gris) and The Foil (2022 Sauvignon Blanc) below.
If your answer was no and you are ready to open your own bottle, buy Riposte wines online or come into our 7 Lackey Street in Summer Hill store!

Highly recommended by the Summer Hill Wine Shop team! – Alex Rogers(*1)

Join us on a journey to the Adelaide Hills, where fencing and wine make an unexpected pairing…

Five (Red) Star Winery – James Halliday

Riposte Winery quote creating the dagger pinot noir, the foil sauvignon blanc, the stiletto pinot gris.

Presenting Riposte Wines, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Presenting Riposte Wines, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Text next to image of fencer holding an epee in the graphic above reads: “[Tim is] very organised in the way he makes wine and his thought process. I think it shows in the wines themselves.” – The Sommeliers(Wine and Spirits Magazine, YouTube video, 2016)(*3)

Just as a riposte is delivered with style and elegance in Fencing, so is this premium wine range(*2). The family-owned winery, rated five (red) stars by James Halliday is led by revered winemaker, Tim Knappstein(*1,2). It is no wonder Tim is a pioneer in the field and a highly respected local. He has been living and breathing wine since he was a child growing up in the wine industry in the Clare Valley(*2).

A passion for winemaking, family and respect for the land seems to ooze out of Tim’s pores and are integrated into the brand and all Riposte wines. While the wines produced by Riposte are highly technical, they are not boring by any means.

Read on for tasting notes of the 2022 Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.

2022 Riposte Wines – From Vineyard to Bottle

Riposte Winery creating the dagger pinot noir, the foil sauvignon blanc, the stiletto pinot gris.

The Dagger Pinot Noir, The Foil Sauvignon Blanc & The Stiletto Pinot Gris

The hands-on philosophy of the winemaking team at Riposte sees to it that they are a part of every part of the process, from vineyard to bottle. This ensures they create high-quality wines with vibrancy, ripeness, and freshness(*1).

All three of these wines are priced from $19.99 when purchased in a six-bottle buy or $25 for one to five bottles. By far, the best value is in a six-bottle pack which you can mix and match from our range of 1000s of both local and imported wines.

Riposte Wine the dagger pinot noir, the foil sauvignon blanc, the stiletto pinot gris.

The Foil – 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Notes

Brilliant yields from high-altitude vineyards in this cool-climate region led to a vintage of extraordinary quality(*4).

Aroma: Passionfruit and florals(*1).
Palate: Crisp acidity and fruits combine creating excellent depth and clarity(*1,4).
Finish: Fine and balanced(*1,4).

The Stiletto – 2022 Pinot Gris Tasting Notes

Aroma: Vibrant and lifted with notes of freshly cut pears and apples(*1,5).
Palate: Mouth-filling with great concentration(*1,5). This was thanks to long ripening (without becoming too acidic)(*5).
Finish: Superb length(*1). A beautiful drop that will further develop over the coming couple of years(*5).

The Dagger – 2022 Pinot Noir Tasting Notes

Being an early drinking style of wine, this Pinot Noir is naturally a desirable choice if you plan to enjoy it sooner rather than later. In saying this, they can cellar for three to five years from their ‘born’ date(*6).

Aroma: A strike of a superabundance of sharp red berries and floral notes(*7). The nose is fresh and complex(*7).
Palate: A parry between crunchy red berry fruits, a little bit of spice and pepper, and bright acidity and fine-grained tannins(*1,7).
Finish: A delicate, soft finish to a rich and vibrant wine(*1,7).

Riposte has delivered three excellent expressions of cool-climate wines in their Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc from 2022. They can all be purchased online and delivered or bought straight off the shelf from Summer Hill Wine Shop.

References

*1. Summer Hill Wine Shop. Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills. YouTube video. 2023.
*2. Riposte Wines. The Riposte Brand Video. Riposte by Tim Knappstein and Son. Video. 2023.
*3. The Sommeliers. Sommelier Scavenger Hunt Australia: Riposte. YouTube video. 2016.
*4. Summer Hill Wine Shop. 2022 Riposte The Foil Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills. 2023.
*5. Summer Hill Wine Shop. 2022 Riposte The Stiletto Pinot Gris Adelaide Hills. 2023.
*6. Thompson, P. How Long Does Wine Last? (And Why It Goes Bad). Expert Wine Storage. 2022.
*7. Summer Hill Wine Shop. 2022 Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills. 2023.

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