This Adelaide Hills wine is the colour of sunshine, and has vibrancy on the palate to match. Lemon zest, passionfruit, and white florals unfurling beautifully, it’s a joy to have on the chill, ready for right now. Riposte by Tim Knappstein offers cool climate staples to have on hand. Made by Tim Knappstein and his son Nick, they are small-batch wines made with plenty of attention to detail.
ADELAIDE HILLSLocated 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.