2023 Koerner La Korse Sangiovese Blend

The super-popular energetic Corsican-inspired red blend from Damon Koerner. Sangiovese, Grenache, Sciacarello, and a splash of Vermentino & Carignan.
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The Koerner brothers are running head on at Clare Valley wine. They've put together one of the region's most dynamic ranges of wine, investigating unsung pockets of the area with energy and creativity. It's exciting stuff.

The La Korse is not your average Clare Valley red. Here the boys combine Sangiovese, Grenache and Sciaccarello with a splash of Carignan & Malbec to create a vibrant, mischievous red with epic drinkability.

This is a new look Clare Valley red.

Corsican inspired - red fruits, light and easy drinking

Vineyard: Vivian, Gullyview & Parish Vineyards, Watervale

Varieties: 53% Sangiovese, 19% Sciacarello, 13% Grenache, 12 Vermentino & 3% Carignan

Planted: 1998, 1935, 1998, 1998 & 1985 respectively

Farming: Organic

Soil type: Terra Rossa, red clay on limestone

Picking date: March 20, 21, & April 3 & 14, 2023

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destem retaining ~ 50% whole berries, no whole bunch

Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily

Time on skins: 2 weeks

Pressing: free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: Stainless steel for 11 months

Bottling Date: 15/01/2024

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 12.3

pH: 3.31

TA: 6.6

SO2: 30 free / 60 total

Production: 1300 dozen

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 4 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
5 reviews
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    Talis G.
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    5 months ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Pleasant drop

    This a lovely, easy drink read without skimping on quality or interest. Love everything these guys do. Having been to Corsica they definitely represent their style well, even if not using the standard varietal of the island.

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    Anthony K.
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    10 months ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Koerner sangiovese blends

    All of the recent Koerner releases are enjoyable, but the sangiovese blends in particular have a savory and slightly sour flavor profile, and incredibly fresh and enjoyable.

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    Geoff De I.
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    4 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Foodie wine

    Pleasant red fruits and stalk with a savoury feel and good length of flavour.

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    Brett K.
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    5 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Lovelly drop

    Big fan of this wine. Fresh and easy drinking with loads of character. The perfect wine for lighter Mediterranean foods

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    John S.
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    5 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Good work!

    Koerner La Korse Red 2018. This is a bright fresh lightweight blend of Sangiovese, Sciaccarello, Grenache and Malbec. I'm not sure what the Malbec is doing in there but the whole ensemble reminds me of Corvina/Rondinella blends from northern Italy. I rate this wine as a very classy quaffer which brings me to the price. It's not all that competitive with other light reds both local and imported.

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The Koerner brothers, Damon and Jono, are on a mission to reimagine the Clare Valley.

Working with their established family vineyard and other neighbouring sites they manage, the boys play with a mix of 'classic' Clare Valley varieties such as Riesling, Cabernet and Malbec, as well as a suite of alternate varieties including Carignan, Sciacarello and Australia's best Vermentinos, that show a different side of this iconic Australian wine region.

With excellent farming and contemporary hands-off winemaking, often utilising terracotta and ceramic vessels for fermenting, these wines are fresh, flavoursome and full of character. A star on the rise.

The Koerner brothers, Jono and Damon - Clare Valley, SA Koerner

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