Riposte is an entirely family owned and run boutique winery. Tim, Dale and Nick form a close-knit team that is guided by the winemaking philosophy to be ‘hands on’ at every stage from vineyard to bottle. Each vineyard site is carefully selected for quality and its suitability for producing varietal character. Tim and son Nick work closely with the growers at every stage, ensuring grapes are picked at the optimum stage of ripeness, vibrancy and freshness.
Gold Medal & 97 Points - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2018
Don't baulk at the light colour, it's healthy. The bouquet is perfumed, and the palate has plenty of complexity and varietal expression, a whole bunch component in the ferment providing savoury/foresty notes, but not obliterating the cherry and pomegranate fruit flavours. Drink by: 2024; Price: $38.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2019; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
A very bright and spicy pinot that offers up rich cherries and raspberries, as well as fresh, undergrowthy complexity. The palate has a zippy, bright and juicy feel with a very plush central core. Drink or hold. Screw cap. Rating: 92 Points; Nick Stock; James Sucking
Extremely light colour tending to rose. The nose shows ripe fruit and stalks. Supple, soft red and purple-berried palate, with enough oak spine to underwrite a bright future. Sapid and beautifully-crafted. Date Tasted: May 2019; Drink: 2019-2027; Price: $38.00; Rating: 92 Points; Nick Butler; The Real Review
Riposte’s The Sabre Pinot Noir almost classifies as an anticipated release. Light in colour but stern with spice and tannin. Structured and accessible at once. Good release, no doubting it. Smoked cherries, graphite, woodsmoke and peppers. Juicy but serious. Recommended. Tasted: Aug 19; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $35; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2019-2025; Rated: 93 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
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