KONTRAPUNKT* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Kerner 2019

KONTRAPUNKT* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Kerner 2019

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100% Kerner (A.K.A. Weißer Herold) from the revered Fechner Bros’ vineyard in the Northern Eden Valley. The Kerner grape is a 1929 cross-breed of Riesling and Vernatsch. Graeme and Michael Fechner brought cuttings to their Eden Valley vineyard in 2001 following a research trip to Germany.

In the last few years we have incorporated the Fechner Bros’ Kerner into our aromatic blend “Düfte Punkt”, cofermenting it with Riesling and Gewürztraminer from the same vineyard. “Kontrapunkt” however is the first wine we have made solely out of Kerner grapes and is Australia’s (and the Southern Hemisphere's) only 100% varietal Kerner!

  • Stewards' Choice Trophy - Australian Alternative Variety Wine Show (2019)
  • 2018 HOT 100 SA WINES - Adelaide Review Top 100
93/100 "Fresh and lively: initial pear split by spice, lychee, creamed honey, grilled kaffir lime skin, stony quartz with a touch rosewater on the pull-away. Offering some flesh to the front palate with richer than expected elements before the acidity refreshes with a lime granita like finish and a slightly tacky, drying phenolic grip. A moreish wine of difference." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook
 
Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig & Theo Engela

Varietal:
Region: Eden Valley
Alc/Vol: 13.3%
pH: 3.0
Acidity: 5.2
Bottle size: 750 mL