Riposte Wines The Katana Chardonnay 2020 Adelaide Hills (6 Bottles)

$182.00 GST Included


95 Points – James Halliday

The 2018 Katana Chardonnay reveals a supple core of white stone fruit and citrus blossom overlaid with tempered edges of minerality. On the palate bright varietal fruit is guided to the finish with nuances of French oak and crisp acidity.

The grapes are from Charlie’s Patch vineyard at Charleston in the Adelaide Hills and were a mixture of clones I10V1 and Bernardi 76 and 96.The vines were shoot thinned to ensure a moderate crop and to allow more sunlight into the canopies helping develop ripe flavours at lower sugar levels.Picked on 8th March 2018.

The Chardonnay grapes were hand picked and chilled overnight then whole bunch pressed.The juice was then rough settled and transferred to French oak barriques (25% new) for fermentation.The wine remained on its yeast lees in barrel until it was blended prior to bottling in December 2018.



Riposte by Tim Knappstein and Son is a wholly family owned and run wine company producing a range of premium wine in the picturesque Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Winemaker and Owner Tim Knappstein has over 50 years experience and is a recognised pioneer of the region.  Rated  as a 5 Red Star Winery by James Halliday Riposte has an enviable track record of producing outstanding wines.

Tim, Dale and Nick form a close-knit team that is guided by the winemaking philosophy to be ‘hands on’ at every stage from vineyard to bottle. Each vineyard site is carefully selected for quality and its suitability for producing varietal character. Tim and son Nick work closely with the growers at every stage, ensuring grapes are picked at the optimum stage of ripeness, vibrancy and freshness.

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