Un-fined, unfiltered, textural Riesling of unique personality from Clare Valley. A beautiful wine of powdery texture, inward juiciness, great length, tight and taut feel. There’s lemon-lime meets ginger scents which follows through to the palate providing a zesty, spicy and textural mouthfeel. A real foodies wine and a natural with spiced Asian cuisine.
Koerner Watervale Riesling 2020
Hallmark citrus Riesling with added texture
Grape Variety – Riesling;
Region – Watervale South Australia;
Vintage – 2020;
Winery – Koerner;
Profile – Light bodied, zesty, textural
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 Koerner Watervale Riesling is a tribute to the traditional varieties grown in the area.
The winemaking philosophy is very simple – that is the wines are made in the vineyard. The Koerner’s pick early and use very hands-off winemaking techniques. As a result, the wines are light, fresh, textured and well-structured with high drinkability in mind. The Koerner Watervale Riesling is no exception with an added dimension of texture from extended skin contact.
The Koerner brothers truly bridge the gap between tradition and the natural wine movement. There is a family heritage with the fruit coming from well established 40 year old family owned vineyards. However, experimentation with plantings of some more adventurous Mediterranean varieties has bolstered this in recent times. The fruit is treated with minimal intervention, thus creating a new genre of wines not seen from the Clare Valley before.
Accolades & Awards
Young Gun Winemaker of the Year; 92 points Wine Front