2016 Koerner Rolle Vermentino

Clare Valley, SA

Skin contact, egg fermented Vermentino with an edge.


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It’s pretty bloody delicious, fine and frisky, interesting and great drinking.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Trust the brothers Koerner to put an interesting spin on an already interesting variety.

This is a Vermentino with some attitude.

Here the boys use a canny combination of skin contact, ageing in a ceramic vessel and old oak to bring extra layers of complexity to a variety often thought of as mono-dimensional. This is smashability writ large.

In his 93 point review, Mike Bennie writes, "It’s pretty bloody delicious, fine and frisky, interesting and great drinking". Great stuff from this dynamic family team.

About Koerner

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.

The brothers Koerner in their home vineyard
The brothers Koerner in their home vineyard
Clare Valley, SA

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Sandalwood, lemon balm, frangipani, really fragrant with a touch of savoury edge. Nice one. Lemony, long, fresh and just touched up with chalky tannins. It’s pretty bloody delicious, fine and frisky, interesting and great drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

The Vermentino fruit used to produce this wine was sourced from a slight northern aspect of Gullyview vineyard. The vines are 10 years old and planted on red clay on limestone, ‘Terra Rosa’ soil.

We hand picked the fruit on the 24th of February at around 11.5 baume. In the winery the fruit was 100% de-stemmed, and half pressed straight away, the other half left in the press for 24 hours before pressing. Both parcels where left in tank to settle off large solids overnight. The wine was then racked to a mix of old French oak and ceramic eggs for fermentation. Fermentation with indigenous yeast lasted around three weeks, the wine was then left to settle on full lees for six months.

At this point all vessels where blended to tank where it sat on fine lees for a further three months. The wine was then racked, a small sulphur addition made and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Vermentino (100%)
ABV : 12.3%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2019
Bottle Size : 750ml

Damon Koerner checking baumés
Damon Koerner checking baumés
Clare Valley, SA

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