Chaffey Brothers, Kontrapunkt Kerner 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    South Australia

  • ABV:

    12.50%

  • Grape:

    Kerner

  • Grape Blend:

    Kerner 97%, Riesling 2%

  • Winemaker:

    Daniel Chaffey Hartwig & Theo Engela

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Chaffey Brothers Kontrapunkt Kerner 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Citrus rind, grapefruit with spicy complexity. On the palate there's a surprising length and power with a hint of pleasing bitterness and chalky minerality.

Production Notes

From the revered Fechner Bros. vineyard in the Northern Eden Valley. The Fechner Bros. have the only Kerner vineyard in Australia after they encountered the Riesling cross-breed during a visit to Germany in 2003. This vineyard is adjacent to a Limestone quarry. These vines are all growing through a layer of clay into Limestone bedrock, which underpins the aromatic impact. The small triangle of Kerner is planted on an ideal east-facing slope. A prevailing breeze here keeps the vineyard dry, which allows for a light-handed approach to disease control. The Kerner is hand picked and whole-bunch pressed to allow for gentle skin contact only. Fermentation occurs on gross solids in a temperature controlled stainless steel fermenter using a combination of indigenous and selected yeasts to develop and protect delicate aromas. As a stylistic choice, no fining agents are used throughout the winemaking process and only minimal SO2 is added prior to chilling, with 7.1g/L of the natural grape sugar allowed to remain in the wine to emphasise the textural nature of this variety.

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Producer Profile

This is the exciting new face of winemaking in Australia. Established in 2008 by brothers-in-law Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela, Chaffey Bros champion Riesling, Shiraz and Grenache from Eden and Barossa Valleys. Working in the realm of minimal intervention, artisan, small-batch wines, the pair prioritise experimentation and quality. Dan and Theo share a love for the sometimes brutal, remote landscapes of Barossa and Eden Valleys, which also boast a rich tapestry of passionate communities. We have long admired the Chaffey Bros wines - the whites all have this beautiful floral note about them, making them equally elegant and quaffable, while the reds are punchy, balancing razor-like acidity with purity of fruit to produce a signature, easy-drinking style...so far removed from the classic bruiser Barossa Shiraz wines of the past. The Chaffey Bros also are not afraid to try something new, and for me, this is what new wave Australian wine is all about! Great wines that challenge your thinking at an affordable price. Watch out for the Pax Aeterna - a 100% Grenache, whole cluster pressed, minimal SO2, super crunchy, ripe, red fruit, a real corker of a wine and looks banging too!