2020 Koerner The Clare Red Wine
Bordeaux varieties made in a Loire style - vibrant, bright fruits & soft tannins. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec, 12% Grenache, 9% Carignan & 1% Sciacarello, planted in 1998 & 1930 on Red clay on limestone, 'Terra Rossa'. Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard, destem retaining ~ 50% whole berries, no whole bunch, natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily. 2 weeks on skins, free run and pressings combined settled off gross lees for 7 days, aged in Slavonian foudre for 9 months, then racked to steel for 3 months.
Where: Clare Valley, SA
What: Red Blend
How: Lively and juicy, drink it now.