Knappstein Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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The wine was made with a responsive winemaking approach to preserve fruit purity. Fermentation in Potter (static) and open fermenters, with gentle extraction of flavours and texture through pumping over twice a day and hand plunging. Ferment lasted around 7-10 days. The skins were then pressed and wine allowed to settle before being transferred to barrel for 12 months.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The brilliance of the purple-crimson colour is a repetitive theme in the ’12 vintage, as is the sheer brightness and vibrancy of the fruit flavours; here black cherry, blackberry and a well of spices, garden herbs and fresh-turned garden earth are all on parade, tannins and oak also discreetly doing their thing Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015

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Winery Tasting Notes

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The 2012 Knappstein Shiraz displays typical Clare Valley style and texture.

Aroma

The perfumed nose reveals an array of red cherries and purple fruit mixed with exotic spices and a touch of forest floor earthiness.

Palate

Vibrant red berries, blackberries and spices layer the palate. The texture is lithe and firm with fine-grained tannins providing a backbone for the flavours to wrap themselves around. A wine of lifted vibrancy and tremendous persistence.

Cellaring

This wine will reward ageing for up to 8 years.

Winery Profile

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Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery has been making premium Clare Valley wines since 1974. The winery is housed in the heritage listed Enterprise Brewery built in 1878. Knappstein's philosophy is simply to produce the best of the Clare Valley in handcrafted wines and beer.

This commitment means that the winemaking team seeks to nurture the finest, most natural fruit from Knappstein's vineyards. In taking a minimal intervention winemaking approach, the winery ensures it captures the purest expression of the fruit in Knappstein's range of Clare Valley and SingleVineyard wines.

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Other Information

  • 2012 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • SA - Clare Valley, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 13.7% alc.
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Customer Reviews

The brilliance of the purple-crimson colour is a repetitive theme in the ’12 vintage, as is the sheer brightness and vibrancy of the fruit flavours; here black cherry, blackberry and a well of spices, garden herbs and fresh-turned garden earth are all on parade, tannins and oak also discreetly doing their thing Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015

"Clare Valley shiraz doesnt get the accolades it deserves - riesling seems to get all the glory. Flavours and aromas of plums, meat, blackberry, cherry, chocolate, liquorice and spice are complex but familiar, rather than challenging. Whats impressive about this is the way it flows through the mouth. Its silky, with energetic acid thats bright and a good match for the rich, dense flavours. Firm, grippy tannins and good length. " 4 Stars - Ben Thomas, The Weekley Review (18/SEP/2013)

"Opens with a surging mix of cherries and spicy plum aromas with a splash of spices and some savoury elements lurking in the background. The palate is tightly woven showing good fruit intensity and power through to the finish. Lovely structure here. Get a few to keep in the cellar. " Rating 91 - Ray Jordan, West Australian (21/NOV/2013)

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