Region: Clare Valley, SA
Variety: Cabernets Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Grenache, Carignan and a splash of Sciacarello
Brothers Damon and Jono Koerner are doing good things in the Clare Valley. They showcase the region through lenses old and new, championing both classic expressions of Riesling, Cabernet and Malbec alongside interesting varieties like Sciacarello and Vermentino.
Most of their fruit comes from the family vineyard, Gullyview, with some fruit coming from neighbouring vineyards Vivian and Parish. Their wines are energetic expressions of the Clare Valley and the grapes they work with.
The Clare is a deep, dark, brooding blend that is very much at home with a plate of lamb cutlets on a chilly winter night. It's fruit-forward but balanced by a persistent and pleasant earthiness. Certainly one for the cooler months.