Riposte The SABRE Pinot Noir 2019
“A wonderfully styled Pinot; the fragrant bouquet shows dark cherry, roasted nut, olive and floral characters with a hint of savoury complexity.
It’s concentrated and refined, offering gorgeous fruit purity combined with flowing mouthfeel, finishing impressively long and expansive.
At its best: now to 2029.
95 Points”. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
The grapes for The Sabre are from some of the oldest and best sited Pinot Noir vineyards in the high cool climate Lenswood and Piccadilly sub-regions of the Adelaide Hills.
We work with our growers to produce moderate yields of fruit, well exposed to sunlight to maximise colour and ripe flavours.
The harvest started at Lenswood on March 8thand finished at Piccadilly on March 10th.
A multi vineyard and multi clonal wine.
Made in small batches, all cold soaked and hand plunged in open fermenters.
100% malolactic fermentation and aged in French oak barriques (25% new) for 10 months.
Prior to blending a rigorous barrel selection was carried out and only the best 80% was bottled in March 2020 after minimal filtration.
VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION: 100% Adelaide Hills, Lenswood and Piccadilly sub regions, South Australia
CLONES: MV6, 777, 114, 115, D4V2, 18GM
BOTTLED DATE: March 2020