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Koerner Pigatotext
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16¾/20

Koerner Pigato 2020

Clare Valley, South Australia, AustraliaFrom Watervale's Gullyview Vineyard, and its terra rossa soils, this vermentino was destemmed with 50% whole berry for a native ferment in open top steel, and with twice daily pigeage over its 20 days on skins. The free run and pressings were combined before resting in steel for 7 months. It was bottled without fining or filtration. First sniff / sip and all I can think is proper iced tea meets vermentino. Wow. Pouring a hazy lemon hue, with apricot fuzz, white peach and peach blossom, crunchy Asian pear taking the light bodied, textural palate. Though only 11% alcohol, this has a mouthfeel and presence that carries it beyond, though to a brisk and astringent wild orange finish. Would be lovely to have with complexly spiced Thai vegetarian or seafood curries, but sipping solo is also highly recommended.Tasted: 09 December 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 45.00 private wine shops Producer: Koerner WineDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: VermentinoCSPC: 100137