About The Wine
Picked for freshness and unadorned with with clunky new oak, this is a super fine-boned version of Grenache from the Clare Valley.
There is a crispness and crunch to the palate, the shape and style closer to a Pinot Noir than the heavy duty Grenache examples the Clare Valley became renowned for during the 1990s.
Winemaker Damon Koerner is on fire at the moment - here's another excellent release from his cellar.
The wines under the Koerner label are some of the most compelling wines in the country at present. If you're a lover of lighter-styled Grenache, you'd be mad to not give this a go.
The Koerner brothers, Damon and Jono, are on a mission to bring the classic wine styles of the Clare Valley into the modern day.
They play with a mix of 'classic' Clare Valley varieties such as Riesling, Cabernet and Malbec and a suite of alternate varieties that show a different side of this iconic Australian wine region.
With fruit sourced from their own family vineyard and a move toward more contemporary winemaking, utilising terracotta and ceramic for fermenting and making as little additions as possible in the winery, it's easy to see why their star is on the rise.
As Mike Bennie recently wrote, "Some of the most interesting, delicious wines in Australia are emerging, and the reinvention and sexing up of Clare Valley is apparent."