Koerner Grace Riesling 2021


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The Wine

Beautiful Clare Valley Riesling, fresh cut lemons and lime, a floral and bright open nose. 100% in Amphora and 10 months on fine lees. The palate is fresh, precise & detailed. Clean cut and racy. Subtle texture across the mid palate and savoury edges add complexity. So much yum!

Vineyard: Gullyview Vineyard, Watervale

Blocks: Grace (G1)

Planted: 1974

Soil type: Terra Rossa, red clay on limestone

Picking date: February 4 & 9, 2021

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Crush and destem

Time on skins: 12 hours in press

Pressing: Free run only, minimal press rotations

Cooling / settling: Cold settled off dirt and heavy solids for 3 days

Fermentation: Natural ferment in 100% ceramic amphora for 2 months

Aging vessel: Stainless steel on fine lees for 10 months