Region: Clare Valley - South Australia
Winemaker: Damon & Jono Koerner 2019 Young Guns of Wine !
Varietal(s): 100% Riesling
The Koerner Riesling is grown on the Koerner family vineyard, Gullyview, in Watervale, Clare Valley.
This vineyard has been farmed by the Koerners for 35 years, the sons Damon and Jonathan are intimate with the fruit and it shows. This is Watervale Riesling with more character and texture than the 'classic' styles of wine the region is famous for.
The fruit spent 18 hours on skins and was fermented and aged in a combination of stainless, ceramic egg and old oak. No fining, filtering or additions apart from a smidge of sulphur. It has texture and vitality and a load of interest.
It's a new look at a staple of the Australian wine landscape by a family owned operation. Great stuff.