Knappstein Ackland Watervale Riesling

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The Story:

The Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery philosophy is to simply produce premium handcrafted Clare Valley wines since 1974. The winery is located in the heritage listed Enterprise Brewery, established in 1878, Knappstein is steeped in the traditions of Clare.

Knappsteins range of wines reflects the distinctive quality of premium Clare Valley fruit. The commitment means winemaker Glenn Barry crafts vibrant wines reflective of site and variety that showcase quality fruit at its purist level with minimal intervention winemaking.

The Wine:

The fruit comes from the Ackland Vineyard situated in the Watervale sub region the home of Riesling. The wine was made with minimal intervention to enhance its purity. The fruit was hand-picked and gently crushed with only the best free run juice. Significant rains levels help contribute to the development of strong canopies. Enjoy this wine now or in 10 years.

  • Halliday rated 93 points
  • Rated 94 points, Tyson Stelzer
  • Best Exhibition Dry Riesling (2009 vintage & older), Clare Valley Regional Wine Show 2011
  • Double Trophy Winner  Best Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. Best Individual Vineyard Wine Royal Hobart Wine Show 2010

"Light straw-green; the floral bouquet has citrus blossom aromas, and lime and lemon drive the palate, supported by racy acidity, the flavours lingering in the mouth after the wine is swallowed".- James Halliday, 2013.

"The legendary name of Ackland has risen to new levels of spicy exoticism in the cool days of 2011, infused with kaffir lime, fennel, cloves, nutmeg and star anise. Its allure makes it a younger-drinking style." WBM, Tyson Stelzer, 2012

Tasting Note: The palate, although incredibly tight in its youth, shows tremendous intensity, drive and power. Its ripe citrus flavours are prominent and a slaty, chalky, and complex providing an interesting textural element.

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