Koerner, Pigato Vermentino, 2020
Clare Valley, Australia
Biological brothers Damon and Jono make this amber fever dream in picturesque Clare Valley. Friend brothers Christian and Dave own Paradise Grapevine in usually cold grey Toronto. In Christian's words, Dave would say "oi this wine cracking" and "what crystalline flabour" and no, that b is no typo. Pigato in my mind means little spoiled piglet and that's how you might feel when you drink it. It's nice to be a tiny royal piggy sometimes! This is a dry jovial wine that smells like peonies and has a light bite like a candied orange peel. Unfined, unfiltered, naturally fermented, 20 days on skins.