About The Wine
Trust the brothers Koerner to put an interesting spin on an often maligned variety.
This is a Vermentino with some attitude. Here the boys use a canny combination of skin contact, ageing in a large foudre to bring extra layers of complexity to a variety often thought of as mono-dimensional.
Theres a creaminess and body weight here that will appeal perfectly to lovers of a more cuddly style of Chardonnay.
This is a unique expression of Vermentino with smashability writ large.
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."