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Koerner La Korse
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Koerner La Korse 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. From Watervale's Vivian, Gullyview and Parish Vineyards, in the southern Clare Valley and plantings from planted from 1935 to 1998 on terrarosa and limestone soils, this is a blend of sangiovese, grenache, malbec, sciacarello, and carignan. The parts were solo native fermented whole berry (50%) and then transferred to ceramic egg and neutral oak, where it remained for three months before blending and an additional five months' ageing. It was bottled without fining or filtration. Pouring a cloudy, pale crimson hue, this lighter red is tightly woven with potent salinity running throughout layers of red currant, wild raspberries, pomegranate, mustard seed, rosehips, wet rocks to a lingering, haunting finish. Acidity is crunchy and lofted, and tannins are bamboo fine, shouldering this slight red seamlessly. Enjoy this serious/smashable red with a chill.Tasted: 02 July 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 45.00 private wine stores Producer: Koerner WineDistributors: Sur Lie
Blend: Sangiovese - Grenache - Malbec - Sciacarello - CarignanUPC: 9351296000757