KONTRAPUNKT* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Kerner 2020

KONTRAPUNKT* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Kerner 2020

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{New Release} 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.

Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig, Theo Engela + Huon Fechner
Varietal: Kerner
Region: Eden Valley
Alc/Vol: 13.4%
pH: 3.0
Acidity: 5.9
Bottle size: 750 mL

91pts "This has quite a restrained apple and lemon nose. Apple peel, too. The palate is fresh, lively and has some attractive, fresh green apple and pear to close. Drink now. Screw cap." - James Suckling Reviews

90pts + Silver - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

90/100 "Pale lemon and lime tints in the glass. Ripe pears, white flowers and broken slate aromas. Light to medium on the palate, it sits with a good weight of orchard fruit and aromatic sweet spices. There's a hint of sugar amongst it, but the taut acid line and brush of phenolics balance that to dry the finish pleasingly."- Stuart Knox, The Real Review

Stewards' Choice Trophy - Australian Alternative Variety Wine Show

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

91 pts "A fresh, off-dry style that has pear, apple and pastry notes on the nose and palate. Some crunchy, bright acidity." - James Suckling Reviews

Adelaide Review's HOT 100 Wine  "Delicate, lean and fresh. Slightly Chalky on the palate and oh, so drinkable from start to finish."

92 pts "From the Fechner vineyard in the Eden Valley. Varietal kerner. There’s volume to this, there’s length, there’s a textural softness. All ticks. Grapefruit, citrus rind, apple and pure white pepper. Very good." Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

Gold Medal "’Very elegant’ was Juan Manuel Marcos Perez of The Gilbert Scott’s first impression on encountering this impressive Gold-worthy wine, further describing ‘stone fruit like peaches, pineapple and mango, with a slight influence of oak’, while Elisa Soggia of Kai Mayfair noted ‘a creamy, smoky, vanilla aroma with elderflower and tropical fruit’. Team leader Laurent Richet MS was reminded of ‘key lime pie’, and found it ‘pure, bright and intense’, saying it would be ideal alongside ‘sweet and sour pork with pak choi and steamed vegetables’." - Sommelier Wine Awards UK

91/100 "The white grape kerner is the love child of riesling and the red, trollinger (aka schiava) bred by August Herold in ?29, Germany. This is the first 100% kerner made by Chaffey Bros and it's a savoury package of grilled nuts, cinnamon, lemon rind with neat phenolics on a slightly broad palate." - Jane Faulkner, Halliday