A really pretty wine. Very approachable.
About The Wine
This Parish vineyard Riesling from the Koerner brothers is a wild cracker of a wine that combines fresh raciness with a woolly, textured feel.
The vineyard is about to reach 100 years of age, and the stone fruit and citrus flavour concentration reflects the vine age. It spent a little bit of extra time on skins than the norm for Clare Rieslings, and was then part fermented in ceramic eggs.
It all adds up to a wine with a nod to skin-contact, and an enthusiastic gesture towards Riesling with texture and complexity.
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."