This is the Koerner brothers' take on the famed Cabernet Malbec blend from the Clare Valley. Intense sweet rose oil with a slight jelly scent. Sweet and intense blackcurrant and ripe tomato flavours, clean acidity, redcurrant in there too, and a whole lot of black olive/tomato/dried herb things. Quality and longevity were certainly front of mind with a far more traditional approach than some of their wines.
Grape Variety – Cabernet, Malbec;
Region – Clare Valley South Australia;
Vintage – 2017;
Winery – Koerner;
Profile – Medium bodied, concentrated, silky
Koerner Wine is a partnership between brothers Damon and Jonathan Koerner. The wines are produced from fruit grown in the Watervale area of the Clare Valley, with the majority coming from the family vineyard. Gullyview vineyard has been owned and managed by their parents, (Christine & Anthony Koerner), for the past 38 years. The winemaking philosophy is very simple – the wines are made in the vineyard. Generally, these wines are light, fresh, textured and well-structured with high drinkability in mind. To achieve this the Koerner’s pick early and use very hands-off winemaking techniques.
Accolades & Awards
Young Gun Winemaker of the Year; 93 points Wine Front