Region: Clare Valley - South Australia
Winemaker: Damon & Jono Koerner 2019 Young Guns of Wine !
Varietal(s): 100% Vermentino on skins
Vermentino that sees texture and complexity as calling cards, and not an attempt at Another Dry White Wine. Brilliant release. Reinventing Clare Valley one wine at a time. Younger generation brother duo doing so good. What a wine! Succulent, fine boned, lightly juicy, green apple and quince flavours, scents of potpourri, ripe apple and ginger. Flavours are drawn ultra long on that gloss of texture then finish with a powdery puff of talc and light pleasing bitterness. It's a wine of finesse but also a wild streak. It's awesome.
Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard. Destemmed retaining ~ 50% whole berries. No whole bunch. Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily. 3 weeks on skins. Free run and pressings combined. Settled off gross lees for 7 days. Matured in stainless steel tank for 7 months.