Koerner La Corse Red 2017
The Koerner La Corse Red is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Sciacarello, 15% Grenache & 10% Malbec. Numerous batches of fruit were sourced from Bass Hill, Vivian and Attunga Vineyards. The fruit was picked over various days throughout vintage and in the winery was 100% destemmed. Whole berry ferments occurred using indigenous yeasts, they were plunged once or twice a day and generally lasted 2 weeks. Following this, the fruit was pressed to the tank where it settled off large lees for a few days and then was transferred to ceramic egg and old oak for 3 months of maturation.
The wine was then blended to a tank where it sat on fine lees for a further 6 months. Following this, a small sulphur addition was made and the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.
The Koerner La Corse Red is a bright, vibrant Clare Valley red which is perfect for early drinking. Sangiovese never looked so smashable.