Koerner Brothers Clare Valley Cabernet Malbec 2018
1 or more bottles$29.99
Clare Valley's Koerner Wine scored the top gong in the national wine competition. Winemaking brothers Damon and Jono Koerner, from Koerner Wine in the Clare Valley, have been crowned the 2019 Young Gun of Wine (YGOW).
"Brothers Koerner showcases our two regions, the Clare Valley and the Adelaide Hills. Both areas are climatically unique and produce distinctly different wines. However, our aim is to make them in a similar way, picking fruit early and taking a minimal intervention approach to the winemaking.
Our focus is on classic varieties, with Brothers giving us a platform to continue experimenting with our winemaking across both regions." - The Koerner Brothers
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About the brand Koerner
We grew up in the Clare Valley but have since spent time working and studying around Australia and overseas.
Our wines are produced from fruit grown within a 500m radius of the Watervale area in the Clare Valley, with the majority coming from our family vineyard, Gullyview.
Gullyview vineyard has been owned and managed by our parents, Christine & Anthony Koerner, for over 40 years. Our winemaking philosophy is simple – to make wines that reﬂect their place in the world, wines that are made in the vineyard.
We believe the date of picking is the most crucial part of the process. Once the grapes make their way to the winery, they are carefully nurtured with each batch treated individually.
An understanding of terroir and the individual varieties enables us to produce unique wines using nothing but the grapes and a small amount of sulphur. We are currently implementing organic practices within our vineyards.