It’s a ripping, rollicking, exceptional riesling. For drinkability, this is through the roof.
About the Wine
This fits into the Goldilocks Zone of Koerner's Riesling line up. Partly fermented in stainless steel and in amphora, with a slightly early harvest to bring out some vigour, this is neither too heavy nor too light, not too textural and not too linear. It's just right.
Freshness abounds here. If you like a citrus focused Riesling, you can't go wrong here. It has an electric energy, pulsing with limes and grapefruit. Behind this is some softness, letting stone fruit, lemongrass and fresh sugar cane juice come through. Sheer refreshment and delight.
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."