Koerner Clare Red Blend 2018

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Malbec, 22% Petit Verdot & 17% Cabernet Franc. Numerous batches of fruit where sourced from Vivian and Bass Hill Vineyards. The different batches where picked on various dates through out vintage, Malbec & Cabernet Franc earlier while the Cab Sav and Petit Verdot tend to be slightly later. In the winery the fruit was 100% destemmed, retaining as many whole berries as possible. All fruit was fermented with indigenous yeast in open fermenters and hand plunged once or twice a day. Time on skins generally lasted two weeks before being pressed, settled in tank for a few days and then racked to foudre or old oak, where it matured for around 5 months. The wine was then blended to tank where it sat on fine lees for a further 6 months. At this point a small sulphur addition was made and the wine was bottled without fining or filtration. KOERNER