Koerner

Koerner Watervale Riesling

$35.00

COUNTRY

Australia

VARIETY/TYPE

Riesling

VINTAGE

2020

ALCOHOL

11.6%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Honey, Peach, Apple, Spice, Stone Fruits, Ginger, Acidic, Medium Bodied

Nose: Baked Apples, Lime, Honeysuckle

Pairings: White fish, Ceviche Scallops, Snapper

THE VARIETY

Riesling

Riesling, the noble grape of Germany, is one of the world’s greatest varietals. The varietal has high-acidity and very aromatic, almost perfumed, with notes of lemon, wax, honeysuckle, green pear, apricot. The grapes are used to make everything from off-dry wine to dessert-style and in turn, it’s extraordinarily versatile with food. Lighter, crisper Rieslings pair well with delicate (or raw) fish and fresh salads. With more substantial Rieslings are great with Asian food, chicken, salmon and tuna.


THE REGION

Clare Valley

Around 125km north of Adelaide, the Clare Valley is a region of small, family-owned vineyards, forming the northernmost part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. The climate is warm but the hot summer temperatures are tempered by cool afternoon breezes and cold nights, which help grapes to ripen slowly and retain acidity. In turn the area is known for producing some of the best rieslings in the country, as well as red varietals including Shiraz and Cabernet.