Koerner Wine Gullyview Riesling 2021


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The Wine

Complex nose of ginger spice, ripe melon and yellow citrus. Fermented in Amphora and Stainless steel, rested on fine lees for 10 months. The palate steps it up with generous texture and weight, melon fruit with crispy clean minerality, all-round deliciousness.

Vineyard: Gullyview Vineyard, Watervale

Blocks: Gullyview (GV1)

Planted: 1974

Soil type: Terra Rossa, red clay on limestone

Picking date: February 3, 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 75% ceramic amphora & 25% steel for 2 months

Aging vessel: Stainless steel on fine lees for 10 months