2022 Koerner Pigato - 94 points - Mike Bennie Review (The WINEFRONT)
This seems to be a bit of a chameleon of a wine, satisfying the turbo nerds of orange wine as much as the L platers, especially in further flung or dipping-toe-in-water venues looking to upsize their alt-wine offering. I get stuck into it a bit, therefore. It spent 20 days as a skin ferment/maceration.
It’s so vivid and vibrant, so thirst-quenching and delicious. Tightly wound, very minerally/briny and thirst quenching with fine, chalky texture, an inherent juiciness and good extension of mouth-watering, nashi pear, dried orange flavours. Fragrant too, but the magic happens in the palate – moreish stuff with drinkability through the roof. Such a clever and good wine. And detailed! Less orange winey this year, more salty white winey with texture, let’s say. Kudos.
Mike Bennie. The WINEFRONT. Published 3 January 2023.