Koerner Pigato Vermentino 2019
Clare Valley, South Australia
Brothers Damon & Jono Koerner spent many years learning the art of growing top quality grapes from their parents. And their travels around Europe, visiting fellow winemakers in France and Italy, have helped them develop a preference for fresh, unoaked styles of red and Mediterranean whites. It's these Mediterranean varieties that really stand out on their Gullyview vineyard, which has been in their family for nearly forty years. The two brothers have also pioneered the use of ceramic eggs for fermentation, and are always striving to experiment while making naturally delicious, show-stopping wines.
The Vermentino was hand-picked from that Gullyview vineyard. The vines are 10 years old and planted on red clay on limestone terra rossa soil. The wine was matured in stainless steel tanks on lees for 6 months. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered, so it'll be a little hazy but that just means all the flavour's still locked in.
It's unique, savoury and characterful, boasting delicate orchard fruit, zingy citrus acidity and a weighty palate. Vibrant and long.