About The Wine
Malbec and the Clare Valley have a long and storied history with some of the country's most notable examples hailing from the region.
Damon and Jono Koerner are bringing a modern depiction of Malbec into the fold. As with all of their reds, freshness is a key feature of the wine, coming in at just 12.2% alcohol, this is picked bright and lively but with plenty of flavour.
It's a plush velvet fog in the perfume department with plenty of plums and sweet spices in the mix.
It has tannin, it has structure, it has some x-factor and it's a ripping thing to drink.
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."