2022 Koerner Rolle Vermentino - 94 points - Mike Bennie review (The WINEFRONT)
Twelve hours skin contact which does make a difference. I reckon more folks out there seeking complexity from their white wines could go 12-48 hours on skins for such purposes. Vermentino particularly likes skin contact.
Nailed it. Skinsy and super puckering, lots of lemon verbena, preserved lemon, ginger and briny elements. Satisfying chalkiness, bright acidity, a light fizz to acidity with strong green apple and tart lime characters in the mix. A touch of peppery green herbal element too. It’s fantastic drinking, so refreshing, interesting and delightful to drink. Summery, but cold stand up on a table to room temperature too – just add salty foods. Killer wine.
Mike Bennie. The WINEFRONT. Published 19 March 2023.