About The Wine
'The Clare' is the Koerner brothers' idea of a modern Clare Valley red.
The base of this wine is a classic Clare Valley varietal marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, but contrary to what those varieties usually produce from the Clare, this is a lively, juicy red wine ready to be tucked into immediately.
It's the Clare Valley viewed through the eyes of two younger generation locals who want the wines of their home to be vibrant and accessible and they are nailing their mission.
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."