Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir 2020
The essence of youthful, vibrant Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir from carefully selected vineyards.
A bouquet of seductive black cherry overlaid with exotic spices leads to a palate of supple fresh berries, bright acidity and lingering fine
The grapes for the 2020 Dagger are all MV6 clone, both from the usual vineyard at Charleston and a new vineyard at Forreston.
Both of these vineyards were trained on VSP trellis and cane pruned, which promotes optimum fruit exposure to sunlight. This helps develop ripe flavours, colour and tannin.
Unfortunately, the vineyard at Gumeracha which usually supplies both MV6 and 777 clones was badly affected by the December bushfires and suffered total crop loss.
Harvested in the cool of night and early morning pristine destemmed fruit is tipped directly into fermenters without crushing to give a high percentage of whole berries.
The fermenters are gently pumped over twice a day to keep the skins wet and promote gentle tannin extraction.
After pressing the wine is kept in stainless steel tanks prior to blending to preserve freshness and vibrancy.
VARIETY 100% Pinot Noir
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION 100% Adelaide Hills, South Australia
CELLARING POTENTIAL 1 -3 years