The Clare 2019

Winery Koerner

Region Clare Valley, Australia

Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Malbec 25%, Grenache 13%, Cabernet Franc 12%
ProfileA bit more juicy and easy drinking than some of the other red blends, the Clare serves as a solid representation of the style the Koerner brothers bring to their wines. It is approachable, yet structured, with pristine fruit and a freshness often forsaken in hot climates.
Grape GrowingThe grapes used to produce "The Clare" are grown in the Vivian and Gullyview Vineyards in Clare Valley, as well as almost 90 year old Grenache vines from the historic Parish vineyard. The grapes are hand harvested, sorted and processed in the vineyards ~ 50% whole berries, not whole bunches.
WinemakingThe natural fermentation begins in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily. Time on skins is 2 weeks with free run pressings combined, then settled, off gross lees for 7 days. Afterwards, the wine is aged in Slavonian and French demi-muids for 9 months, then racked to stainless steel for 3 months, No filtration, no fining...

Wine Data

Alc13.2

PH3.65

TA5.6 g/L

RS0 g/L

Sulfur35ppm free, 51ppm total

Soilred clay limestone, terra rosa

Altitude380 m / 1246 ft

Vineyard Age75 year and 23 year blend

Production Size440 Cases

PairingTexas Brisket BBQ, Lasagna w/Mushroom Duxelles, Duck Confit, Beet Pie, Smashed Burgers w/Fried Egg, Borscht, Baked Mostaccioli Pasta, Bolognese Pasta Cuisines: American, Russian, Central Italian

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