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RIPOSTE BY TIM KNAPPSTEIN The Cutlass Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 2019

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95 points - JH 95 JH RIPOSTE BY TIM KNAPPSTEIN The Cutlass Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 2019 RIPOSTE BY TIM KNAPPSTEIN The Cutlass Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 2019

RIPOSTE BY TIM KNAPPSTEIN The Cutlass Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 2019

<h2>Riposte The Cutlass Adelaide Hills Shiraz</h2> <p>The fruit for this wine is sourced from Carmine and Marina Pepicelli’s vineyard near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. At 480 metres above sea level, this is one of the highest Shiraz vineyards in the region. It is located on a gentle north facing slope giving an ideal aspect with maximum sunlight exposure.</p> <p>Tim Knappstein ferments in two separate batches to achieve complexity in the wine. The first batch sees 50% whole bunches while the second is fermented using whole berries. The product is two wines of differing styles. One showing an attractive carbonic confectionary note with a tannic structure derived in part from ripe stems. The other is round and soft and textural. Each wine is raised separately in 35% new French oak barriques. The final blend is a result of strict barrel selection.</p>
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Riposte The Cutlass Adelaide Hills Shiraz

The fruit for this wine is sourced from Carmine and Marina Pepicelli’s vineyard near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. At 480 metres above sea level, this is one of the highest Shiraz vineyards in the region. It is located on a gentle north facing slope giving an ideal aspect with maximum sunlight exposure.

Tim Knappstein ferments in two separate batches to achieve complexity in the wine. The first batch sees 50% whole bunches while the second is fermented using whole berries. The product is two wines of differing styles. One showing an attractive carbonic confectionary note with a tannic structure derived in part from ripe stems. The other is round and soft and textural. Each wine is raised separately in 35% new French oak barriques. The final blend is a result of strict barrel selection.

  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Code: RTKTC
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region Adelaide Hills

ADELAIDE HILLS

Located to the east of Adelaide,the Adelaide Hills is part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Considered a cool-climate region, most vineyards are situated at elevations between 450 to 550 metres. Rainfall is relatively high and spring frosts often pose problems. Hot northerly winds also make bush fires a real threat in the region. Adelaide Hills is a jigsaw of meso-climates, with the best vineyards centred around Piccadilly Valley and Lenswood in protected sites facing north or north-east. Soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock; typically well-drained sandy loams over red clay interspersed with schistic gravels. A premium wine-growing region, Adelaide Hills is best known for crisp, lively Sauvignon Blanc and elegant cool climates styles of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
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