*Counterpoint as the translation. Winemakers Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela are now joined by young gun Huon Fechner (of the same name as the vineyard where this wine is from). This is the only straight bottling of Kerner (a.k.a Weisser Herold) in the southern hemisphere.
Chaffey Bros. Wine Co., KONTRAPUNKT, Eden Valley, 2020
Familiar, yet foreign. There’s pear flesh, lime juice, matcha green tea and hints of lychee, honeysuckle with a slight candle wax depth. And yet, there’s something you just can’t quite put your finger on, a touch of “fly spray” and wet white stones too. The body, while bright has a sweet fleshiness and viscosity akin to pear juice before a tight, fine finish with subtle grip. Try seafood laksa for rich, spicy match.
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Chaffey Bros Wine Co