Australian food and wine writer Roberta Muirhas has included a wine from Koerner in her recent Top 5 Natural Rosés feature on her website www.food-wine-travel.com.
‘Tiver’ from Clare Valley, South Australia is described as ‘pale and refreshing’ by Muirhas, whose run-down targets wines on a biodynamic, organic or ‘natural’ tip.
“Recently I’ve been digging deeper into pink wines and finding some delicious drops from small producers – some organic, some biodynamic, some that just use a little extra skin contact (for white grapes) and bottle their wines unfined and unfiltered,” she explains.
All wines featured move away from the “lolly-water, grenache-heavy versions that gave the style a bad name”, and are dry and food-friendly. She matches Tiver with eggplant Parmigiana.
Here’s the full review.
Koerner Tiver 2017
Second generation winemakers, Damon and Jonathan Koerner, take Sangiovese and Sciacarello (a Corsican grape) from their family vineyard, ferment it naturally and leave it on lees for about 5 months, to produce this pale, refreshing rosé. Great with eggplant Parmigiana.