2016 Riposte The Foil Sauvignon Blanc
RRP $24.99 per bottle
Our Price $19.99
$239.88 (12 x 750ml)
Bright greenish straw; vibrantly fresh and incisive, with kiwifruit, citrus and passionfruit on the bouquet, precisely replayed on the long, very well balanced palate. Outstanding value.To 2014Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Lightly herbal and floral, with pristine aromas of gooseberries, cassis and lychees backed by delicate herbal undertones. Long and elegant, its restrained palate of pure, essential fruit is supported by a fine chalkiness, finishing with persistent flavours of tropical fruits and an invigorating lemony acidity.2013-2014+The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Just a tinge of green to the colour; the bouquet has some appealing flowery notes, the palate with gooseberry, passionfruit and strong lemony/steely acidity on the finish.To 2014Australian Wine Companion 2013
A sophisticated expression of what makes this variety so popular. Its lightly floral, fresh and punchy aromas of passionfruit, gooseberries, lychees and melon are lightly grassy, pure and essential. Long and juicy, with a translucent presence of fruit and a fine, dusty texture, it finishes with refreshingly focused acidity and a faint earthiness. Great effort from this vintage!2013-2016The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Bright, fresh and mineral, with a lightly floral, chalky bouquet whose aromas of gooseberries, passionfruit, pear and wet slate precede a long, bright and penetrative palate. Underpinned by a chalky, dusty mouthfeel, it delivers pure, intense lychee and gooseberry-like varietal flavour finishing long, austere and savoury, with a drying acidity and a lick of mineral.The Australian Wine Annual 2012
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
This is an important style in the Sauvignon scheme because it has a totally different shape to Marlborough. The theme here is finely structured citrus, cool grapefruit, lime leaf and Pink Lady apple, avoiding green asparagus notes and ripe tropical nuances. Instead, it's refreshing and understated with a long, mineral finish.
Spotlessly clean aromas, then a palate with a sunburst of tropical fruits with splashes of passionfruit and gooseberry; good acidity on the long finishAustralian Wine Companion 2010 2009
A clean and expressive bouquet reflecting the abundant gooseberry/passionfruit/tropical flavours of the palate; crisp acidity to close.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Tim Knappstein has produced some stunning sauvignon over the years, and this is right on the mark with passionfruit and ripe green herbs. The palate drops a ball of tropical flavour, really impressive concentration, some musky texture and cleansing acid all add up to easy enjoyment.Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Opens quietly but correctly on the clean bouquet, then has masses of flavour bursting from the palate in a classic mineral/gooseberry/tropical mix.Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
After a decade of confusion about his name, which continues as a brand in the Clare Valley which he founded in the 1970's, Tim Knappstein made the decision to launch a new label in November 2006.
The name that was chosen was 'Riposte', (pronounced rip-posst) for which the dictionary definition is comeback, a quick reply, retort, or - in the context of the sport of fencing - a quick counter stroke.
The wines, sourced from selected premium vineyards in South Australia's cool climate Adelaide Hills, carry sword names reflecting the fencing theme. They display the pure varietal characters of this exceptional cooler region.
The aim of Riposte is to deliver top quality wines at affordable prices aided by meticulous winemaking, rigorous grape selection and Tim's 40 years of winemaking and judging experience.