Kontrapunkt Kerner, Chaffey Bros Wine Co

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Award Winning Kontrapunkt Kerner, Chaffey Bros Wine Co

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Tasting Note

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.

Product Information

  • White Wine

  • Chaffey Bros

  • Australia

  • South Australia

  • Kerner

  • Grape Kerner 97.2 ; Grape Riesling 2.8

  • 2017

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 12.5%

  • Vegan

  • 7.1

  • 5.1 g/l

  • Yes

  • Delicious with chicken and fish.

  • GOLD Medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2019


Vineyard: From the revered Fechner Bros. vineyard in the Northern Eden Valley (the higher altitude sub-region of the Barossa). 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.

Vinification: 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, we do not use any fining 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.


  • Readers will need no reminding that Kerner is a 1929 crossing of Riesling and that old crowd-pleaser Vernatsch. This is apparently the only example in the southern hemisphere, hailing from Australia's Eden Valley. A grippy, tangy wine that releases its power gently, with its richness never threatening to squelch.

    • Tried & Tested
    • The Wine Merchant, March 2019
  • ‘Very elegant’ was Juan Manuel Marcos Perez of The Gilbert Scott’s first impression on encountering this impressive Gold-worthy wine, further describing ‘stone fruit like peaches, pineapple and mango, with a slight influence of oak’, while Elisa Soggia of Kai Mayfair noted ‘a creamy, smoky, vanilla aroma with elderflower and tropical fruit’. Team leader Laurent Richet MS was reminded of ‘key lime pie’, and found it ‘pure, bright and intense’, saying it would be ideal alongside ‘sweet and sour pork with pak choi and steamed vegetables’.

    • Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
    • GOLD Medal

Customer Reviews

  • Try this if you have never tasted Kerner before

    This has wonderful purity, freshness, delicate subtlety and just enough texture to give it satisfying roundness. A must-try.

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11110 Value for money

    Review by Tom King (Posted on 19/02/2019)

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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