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The Cudlee Creek Fire

The Cudlee Creek Fire

The Cudlee Creek Adelaide Hills fire started near us. From the time of sighting the first relatively small plume of smoke until it engulfed our house was no more than two hours. Riposte administration is run from a home office at Lenswood. The property has a view of the Mt Crawford Forest to the north‑east and is surrounded by vineyards and bushland elsewhere. We are in a high-risk area so we have had a detailed fire plan for over ten years, practicing our fire drill every spring. As participants in Tarmac Rally...

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The Real Review – buy of the week

MAY 30, 2019 By HUON HOOKE In BUYS OF THE WEEK Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir 2018, Adelaide HillsThis is great value for money. Sweet, ripe cherry and strawberryaromas, straightforward and bright, the charm and deliciousnesstranslating faithfully to the palate. Soft tannins, light body butgood intensity. Very good drink-now pinot at a bargain price. 91/100 RANKED – #1 of 21

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Riposte Pinot Noir – Vertical Tasting Review* by Lester Jesberg of Winewise

Riposte Pinot Noir – Vertical Tasting Review* by Lester Jesberg of Winewise

*This vertical tasting includes museum release and pre-release vintages not available for sale commercially. Current vintages available for sale are: 2016 Sabre Pinot Noir and 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir. Tim Knappstein’s care in sourcing fruit has led to pinot noirs that rank with the very best from the region. This tasting clearly demonstrates that Riposte Pinot Noir, from the better vintages, ages gracefully, which makes them outstanding value for money. The 2016 Reserve stands comparison with Australia’s best, making it a good buy at the $80.00 price tag.Tim Knappstein began...

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'The Sabre' Pinot Noir 2016 – Wine Selectors Pick of the Pack

'The Sabre' Pinot Noir 2016 – Wine Selectors Pick of the Pack

'The Sabre' Pinot Noir 2016 was judged 'Pick of the Pack' in two recent Wine Selectors Winemakers' Release packs, Tim was also interviewed about his approach to wine making... The Interview Q What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given when it comes to winemaking? A What determines the quality of a wine is not the barrels of wine that you put in a blend, but the ones you leave out. In other words, be ruthless when you select for quality. Don’t include lesser wines just for the...

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