Koerner 2016 Cannonau Grenache (750ml)

Style: Grenache

Region: Clare Valley

Vintage:  2016

 The fruit was sourced from Gullyview Vineyard, 80 year old bush vines, hand picked on the 27th Feb at 13 baume. The vines are at the southern end of the vineyard, on a flat area of thick red clay on limestone, ‘Terra Rosa’. In the winery 20% whole bunches where placed at the bottom of the fermenter and the remainder of the fruit was destemmed on the top of it. Natural fermentation in an open fermentor lasted around 2 weeks, the ferment was lightly hand plunged once or twice a day. Following this it was pressed and left to settle off large lees for a few days before racked to ceramic egg for maturation, where it sat for 10 months. The wine was then racked, a small sulphur addition made and was bottled with out fining or filtration.