Koonowla 2020 Koonowla Riesling (6 Bottles) Clare Valley, SA



Riesling and the Clare Valley are the ultimate white wine collaboration.

Tongue-tingling, citrus-flavoured refreshment guaranteed. Drink it now, cellar it for a special anniversary. Put in it on a pedestal, because around the world that’s exactly what all the experts do – the region and variety are recognised globally as one of Australia’s most vibrant wine styles.

Our place
Koonowla is one of the Clare Valley’s thriving treasures, an extraordinary homestead and estate with sweeping grounds, a historic gravity fed winery under refurbishment, and significant vineyard pedigree going back to the 1890s.

It is an outstanding showcase for the region’s southern gateway district of Auburn, with cellar door and function venue attractions supporting our exciting portfolio of contemporary wines.

Our Riesling
Sourced from our two sustainably grown vineyards in the Auburn district, each with distinctive characteristics that combine to create a superb Clare Valley style, crisp, vibrant yet full of amazing flavour.

Our riesling is not just about immediate refreshment and palate excitement. It also reveals an inspired sophistication in its minerally textures and lip-smacking palate feels.

This only comes from the gentlest of winemaking techniques, starting with handpicked fruit, followed by minimal intervention in the winery and a focus on crafting the most regionally expressive wine possible.

You want purity in your wine? Taste our riesling and you’ll discover it sip after sip after sip.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Crystal clear to palest blond
Aroma: Cut and quartered limes and lemons – zest and juice
Palate: Exciting citrus flavours in the green and yellow fruit spectrum, tangy and refreshing with pithy/minerally mouth feels and easy-going acidity. The balance of fruit and zing deliver a delicious purity and enduring length
Food: Seafood of course, from oysters to salt and pepper squid and of course the best whiting

Technical Details
Harvested: March 3-11
Bottled: July 20
Closure: Screw cap
Alcohol: 12.0%
pH: 2.96
TA: 7.2

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About Koonowla – Clare Valley

Koonowla is one of the Clare Valley’s most iconic and picturesque properties with beautiful historic stone buildings and rolling broad acre hills. Located just east of Auburn in the Clare Valley of South Australia, the property was first planted with vines in the 1890s. By the early 1900’s Koonowla was producing from its own winery and cellars 250,000 litres of wine annually before a disastrous fire in 1926 burnt the winery and reduced the vineyard size, and with changing times saw land use convert mostly to grain and wool production.

In 1985 a vineyard replanting program was started and by 2001 plantings had grown to 240 acres. Rationalization some years later saw Koonowla’s vineyard area reduce to 120 acres. Today the Koonowla vineyard comprises blocks of meticulously selected terroir most suited to producing the highest quality classic Clare Valley varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Riesling, as well as a small block of both Merlot and Semillon. Koonowla is a leader in the field of high-quality sustainable viticulture.

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