Region: Clare Valley - South Australia
Winemaker: Damon & Jono Koerner 2019 Young Guns of Wine !
Varietal(s): 100% Sangiovese
Pinot-esque in the glass, with a nose of cherries, cranberry and plum, savoury notes just hinted at. The palate is seamless with the nose, dusty tannins framing the beautifully pure young fruit characters. Another very smart entry from the Koerner brothers and well worth seeking out.
Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard, Destem retaining ~ 50% whole berries, no whole bunch. Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily. 2 weeks on skins. Free run and pressings combined. Settled off gross lees for 7 days. Aged in ceramic amphora for 3 months then racked to steel for 7 months.