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Koerner Mammolo 2020

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. Light and fragrant with herbal cherry, wild raspberry, perfumed plum on a finessed, light palate. Tannins are whisper fine and long, and acidity is effortlessly lofted to a lingering wildflower kissed, saline laced finish. Such a pretty, striking, and charismatic wine.Tasted: 20 May 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 65.00 private wine shops Producer: Koerner WineDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Sciacarello CSPC: 100129UPC: 9351296000771