2020 Koerner 'The Clare' Red 750mL
Region: Clare Valley, SA
Variety: Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, Malbec, Grenache, Carignan and a splash of Sciacarello
The Koerner brothers make wine for their namesake label with fruit sourced primarily from the Gullyview vineyard in Watervale, Clare Valley. Their parents have owned and managed the vineyard for forty years and the brothers have a deep connection with, and understanding of, the land. They endeavour to craft wine reflective of the terroir, transitioning into organic farming to allow the land to speak unencumbered by unnecessary human intervention.
The Clare is a deep, dark, brooding blend that would be very much at home with a generous serving of lamb cutlets on a chilly autumn evening. It's fruit-forward, balanced by a persistent, pleasant earthiness. Bigger, but not huge. Bold, but not brazen. Certainly one for the cooler months.