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Koerner Mammolo
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Koerner Mammolo 2019

Clare Valley, South Australia, AustraliaBrothers Damon and Jono Koerner show classic and alternative Clare varieties through a variety of winemaking vessels and styles, all from estate fruit, and all with low intervention. Sciacarello is an Italian red variety that is grown primarily in Corsica, known for its haunting floral perfume. From Watervale's Vivian Vineyard, planted im 1998 on clay and limestone, this light red preserves the grape's alluring nature. This was destemmed with 50% whole berry (no whole bunch) before native ferment in steel with twice daily pigeage for two weeks. This then ages in ceramic amphora for 3 months prior to moving into steel for 7 months of tightening, then bottling without fining or filtration. Pouring a cloudy crimson hue, this charmer is imbued with mesmerizing floral plum, cherry, pomegranate, wild raspberry, and sapid thorns along a slender 13.2 degrees body. There's a wash of mineral salts rinsing over this fresh red, netted with fine tannins and strung with grapefruit acidity which guide this to a lingering finish. From the hue to the aroma to the finish, there's an ethereal character to this wine, and an easy reason for you to seek out sciacarello - plus keep an eye on the Koerner brothers.Tasted: 23 March 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 57.00 private wine shops Producer: Koerner WineDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Sciacarello CSPC: 100129UPC: 9351296000771